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"Slow The Devil" New Album Pre-Sale; Creating Unity & Connection through Conversation & Music.
"Slow The Devil" New Album Pre-Sale; Creating Unity & Connection through Conversation & Music.
239 backers pledged $16,491 to help bring this project to life.

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My new album, Slow The Devil, is almost finished! Pre-order it through this campaign to help me get my music & message out into the world!

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Stretch Goal #1: $15,000 - Radio Promotion, particularly for internet radio and streaming services like Spotify & Pandora, is one of the biggest ways that indie artists get huge exposure. Landing a spot on a playlist is a primary goal of mine that would place my music and message in front of a worldwide audience!

Stretch Goal #2: $20,000 - Tour + press and booking - Tour press is essential for getting the word out about shows in places where I’ve never played. Music connects us, and it’s even more powerful in live performance. My soul speaks directly to your soul, and I can assure you that your soul speaks back to mine. :) 

Stretch Goal #3: $30,000 - International Tour in 2018 - In this day and age, we live in a truly global community. Hand-in-hand with streaming, international touring opens up the opportunity to engage new audiences and can be a meaningful contributor to growing my fanbase.

Photo by Bryce Johnson, from the "Slow The Devil" music video shoot
Photo by Bryce Johnson, from the "Slow The Devil" music video shoot

The Story

I started writing songs for this new album over a year ago but the story, the REAL STORY, begins not with a song, but with a conversation... 

Several months ago, I posted this on my blog:

"One morning, I woke up with a song in my head. ‘Slow The Devil’ was a gift from the songwriting gods and the closest thing I’ve ever written to a protest song. I realized that the music was helping me through these dark times of uncertainty and disconnect.” 

Shortly after publishing that blog post, I learned that one of my friends, a key member of my creative team with whom I've enjoyed working for years and for whom I have massive amounts of respect and trust, was on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me. I had to ask myself some hard questions. I’ve declared that my goal is to help create Unity, but will my song only create further divisiveness? As an artist, I refuse to compromise, but is there a bigger and more important message here? 

So, I did something I’d been dreading – I spoke with my friend, and despite my trepidation, we had a great conversation! One thing he said particularly resonated with me: “We may have voted differently, but at the heart of everything, we are more alike than we are different.” When I thought about the way he and I live our lives, and the interests we share, I knew he was right.

We can have causes we stand for and opinions we hold dear, but that one crucial conversation with my friend reminded me how much we need to LISTEN to one another. What we really need is understanding: finding common ground through conversation.

My last album was about loving what makes you different. In the past two years that conversation has evolved and deepened. Slow The Devil is a call for Unity & Connection, through not only loving what makes you different, but loving what makes others different as well. ‘Unity’ doesn’t mean we should all be the same. Unity is about celebrating diversity! Each of us is a unique blend of biological inheritance and personal experience, yet as my friend said, “At the heart of everything, we are more alike than we are different.”

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I’m beyond excited to announce that I will also be releasing this record to Limited Edition Vinyl! You can order just the vinyl package, or if you’d like one of the higher level rewards, simply select that reward and add an additional $15 (for Domestic U.S.) or $25 (for International) to your pledge at checkout for the upgrade to vinyl. Please note that there is a longer turnaround time for vinyl than for CDs, but I promise it will be worth the wait!

 **FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS* the vinyl upgrade is $25 to include shipping costs.

Every order over $100 comes in the "Slow The Devil" tote bag!
Every order over $100 comes in the "Slow The Devil" tote bag!

The Music

"Robyn is a true artist who forever continues to grow into the hearts of her fans. Her upcoming recordings will connect with you at a deep and honest level. She will give you more than you can imagine."

- Brad Chapman, Multi-Platinum Vocal Producer

I knew it was going to take a gifted and adventurous producer to fully bring this music to life. Blending electronic and organic instrumentation, producer Caleb Loveless crafted tracks that range from beautifully intimate to majestically epic. The album is a journey, beginning with the call to arms of “Slow The Devil,” through the battle cries of “This Means War,” the emotional aftermath of “Fallout,” and bringing us back together in the healing harmonies of “Bit By Bit.” 

PRODUCER: Caleb Loveless AKA COAV - Has written and produced songs that have been streamed millions of times around the world and used by major brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Vevo, MTV, and E! Network. Also, the most wonderful person to work with, and I just can't say enough good things about him!

VOCAL PRE-PRODUCTION: Brad Chapman - Los Angeles-based celebrity vocal coach, specializing in capturing authenticity and emotion in vocal recordings. He has been awarded 23 RIAA Platinum Records and 45 Platinum Records worldwide.

MIXING: Brenden Bytheway - half of the duo Scott & Brendo, his songs and mixes have been featured in some of the most viral videos on YouTube and heard by over 1 billion people. 

MASTERING: Elysian Masters - They’ve mastered records by legendary artists, including M83, Rodriguez, Fitz & the Tantrums, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Isaac Hayes, and Paramore. 

This album also features an All-Star cast of collaborators and contributors: 

STOLAR - NYC based Singer/Songwriter and co-writer of several songs on the album. Brilliant, brilliant songwriter.

Callie Crofts - Billboard charting singer/songwriter, YouTuber, and frontwoman of My Fair Fiend. Callie lends gorgeous layered harmonies to many of the songs on the album.

Zac Bryant - Drummer for a whole slew of notable projects, including My Fair Fiend, Reflektor, GirafficJam, Callie Crofts (oh yeah, they’re engaged!) and the Crofts Family Christmas. 

Alyse Black - Singer/Songwriter, she's performed on NPR, recorded a commercial for Target, and is the winner of Billboard's Annual Songwriting Contest. Alyse and I wrote "Bit By Bit" on the first day we met!

Cari Cole Voice & Music and The Artist Success Circle - Mastermind group headed by my music business mentor, Cari Cole, who also just happens to be a celebrity vocal coach. Over the past several years, Cari's mentorship has changed my career and my life for the better, in so many ways. 

Carla Boecklin Photography
Carla Boecklin Photography

The Visuals 

Carla Boecklin Photography - Genius photographers Carla Boecklin and her husband and business partner Vita Krompl are two of my favorite people. I show up with chainmail, a faux Wolfskin, a feather boa, a sheer cloth, and metal armor, and Carla shows up with an industrial fan. The result? Wild, crazy gorgeousness. 

Bryce Johnson Visuals - It’s a good thing that Bryce is as adventurous as I am (if not more so!) because every shoot we do together involves some kind of insanity. Like climbing up a rope on an icy cliffside to get to a frozen waterfall in a cave. Or dragging an antique piano AND a 300 lb cast-iron tub into the desert. Or lighting a piano on fire. No matter what crazy idea I come up with, Bryce always turns it into pure visual magic. 

Devore Artistry - Amy Devore is the hair & makeup artist behind every single one of my music videos and photo shoots. Seriously, I hardly dare step in front of a camera without having Amy there to bring out my inner rock star. :) 

CCXA - Delaney Gibson possesses some kind of crazy psychic intuition. She has an uncanny ability to read the vibe of an artist and create visuals and branding concepts that are SO PERFECT for that artist. OH, and she’s also an amazing singer-songwriter with upcoming releases from her band SIGNY. Delaney created the merch designs and logos for this campaign and also helped with creative consulting.

Slow The Devil glassware, the Unisex Tee, and the Ladies Tank Top
Slow The Devil glassware, the Unisex Tee, and the Ladies Tank Top

The Money 

In order to make the most of the opportunities I receive and create, I must put out the best, highest quality product possible. The team I’ve recruited to make this album are at the top of their game, and I am so thankful that they’ve agreed to help me bring this music to life. Producing a broadcast quality record and premium content is a huge investment, but it’s absolutely worth it to realize the full potential of this project.

Now the only thing missing is you.

Your support will enable us to finish recording the last few songs, and have the album mixed and mastered. Our goal of $10,000 is just enough to get the album released into the world and supported by a basic promotional campaign.

Bonus: Since over half the songs are already finished and ready to go, you’ll have the full album in your hands (or on your phone) before the end of 2017!

Here’s a breakdown of where the money will go if the project is successfully funded: 

The funds that go to PR, radio promotion, making videos, and spreading the word are a vital part of the plan. Your pledge of support is the first step, but there is so much more you can do to help beyond your donation. Please share this project with your friends, on social media, with anyone who might enjoy my music. Word of mouth is incredibly powerful. Together, we’ve got a good shot of getting this record noticed. 

Alright, LET'S DO THIS!! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, and as always, love wastefully, for love is never wasted. 

xoxo, 

Robyn 

From my desert songwriting sabbatical
From my desert songwriting sabbatical

"A captivating storyteller!" - Music Connection Magazine

Photo by Carla Boecklin Photography
Photo by Carla Boecklin Photography

“Ethereal, seductive and haunting…Like her idols, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, Cage's music possesses the same bold, raw edge.” - Ruidoso News

Photo by Carla Boecklin Photography
Photo by Carla Boecklin Photography

“Brilliant, piano-led character study and cautionary tales of mismatched desire. Fantastic writing across all the songs, and a real skill for the melodramatic and haunting chorus. Superb vocal work, too!” - MikeWhitePresents 

On tour with original members of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, and The Grateful Dead
On tour with original members of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, and The Grateful Dead

 "A Top-Notch Find! Wonderful songwriting that takes the right amount of risk to sound different but wonderfully so." - CDreview 

Live at O.P. Rockwell - photo by Todd Cole
Live at O.P. Rockwell - photo by Todd Cole

 "Beautiful Voice! Robyn clearly is a talent to watch out for." - Matt Rudland, Owner of Abbiko Music Group 

Risks and challenges

What happens next is up to you: the more support this Kickstarter receives, the more I'll be able to hire the publicists and radio promoters that are necessary to get a voice out there. If it goes really well, I'll have a budget to make more videos to help promote the songs further!

Once again, with so much love and excitement, thank you for joining me on this crazy and wonderful adventure!

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    DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM

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    2 SIGNED CDs

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    DISCOGRAPHY

    4 signed CDs! Includes SLOW THE DEVIL, BORN IN THE DESERT, TALES OF A THIEF EP, and the BURNING NOW single. You'll also receive deluxe digital downloads of each release, including my RAINING SIDEWAYS EP. So basically everything I've ever recorded. :)

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    LIMITED EDITION VINYL

    For the audiophiles and record collectors who want the full listening experience, this is a very limited run of SLOW THE DEVIL on vinyl. Want the vinyl plus other goodies? Just choose any reward package over $50 and add in an additional $10 to upgrade to vinyl instead of CDs!

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    T-SHIRT OR TANK TOP

    Choose between a Unisex T-shirt or Ladies Tank Top. Super soft, high-quality fabric and a flattering fit, with the Robyn Cage "Slow The Devil" design.

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    "SLOW THE DEVIL" COCKTAIL GLASSWARE

    A set of 2 cocktail glasses with the "Slow The Devil" design, and a recipe card for the Slow The Devil cocktail, created specifically for this release by Wade Williams, mixologist & bartender at the High West Whiskey Distillery. Lightly sweet and refreshing, with a kick!

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    MIXTAPE

    I’m a huge music nerd and I love sharing my latest discoveries! You let me know what you’re into, and I’ll create a customized mixtape (physical CD or digital download) just for you.

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    VOICE LESSON

    I will meet with you, either in person or via Skype, for a one-hour voice lesson. I'm passionate about helping people express themselves through music!

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    MYSTERY BOX!

    What's in the box??? Well, it will include the items below and a few other surprises! Each box will be totally unique...

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    SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

    Songwriting isn’t a talent- it’s a craft. I would love to help you shape your ideas into a well-crafted song. We’ll meet, either in person or via Skype, for an hour and a half session, and I’ll divulge all my favorite songwriting tips and tricks.

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    ALL THE THINGS!

    Do you love band merch?? ME TOO!! This package includes all the physical merch items, plus several items from my current web store, plus the digital downloads. Score!

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    CO-WRITING SESSION

    I love co-writing, in fact, several of my favorite songs from the album are co-writes. We can either meet in person or via Skype, we’ll spend at least 2 hours writing songs together. We split the songwriter credit: 25% for me, 75% for you.

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    COVER SONG VIDEO

    Pick your favorite song and I'll record a cover video of it! I will cover ANY song, film an acoustic live performance, and post it to YouTube with a dedication in your name!

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    HANDMADE SONG

    I will write a song just for you, or for someone you love. Give me a story, or theme, lyric idea, melody, title, anything. You choose what the song is about, and I'll pour my heart, soul, and imagination into your song. Perfect for weddings, holidays (can be ready in time for Christmas), anniversaries, birthdays, or just for fun. I will make an acoustic piano + vocal recording and send you the MP3 and WAV files.

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    ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT

    I will come to your house or the venue of your choice and perform a 1-hour set. I’ll provide the keyboard and sound system. If you don’t live in Utah, or in a city where I happen to be performing/visiting/touring, then we’ll have to add in travel expenses and gear rental. Please note, it’s completely legit and not unusual to charge a cover for house concerts and earn your money back. Your name will be listed in the special thank you’s in the album liner notes.

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    AN EVENING WITH ROBYN CAGE

    I will come to your house or backyard and entertain you and your guests all evening with a with a solo show up to 3 hours. I'll tell the stories behind the songs, and I’ll even take requests for covers! I’ll provide the keyboard and sound system. If you don’t live in Utah, or in a city where I happen to be performing/visiting/touring, then we’ll have to add in travel expenses and gear rental. Please note, it’s completely legit, and not unusual to charge a cover for house concerts and earn your money back. Your name will be listed in the special thank you’s in the album liner notes.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT

    You’re a sponsor!! Your name will be included in the special thank you’s in the album liner notes. Take your pick of any reward in $1-1000 range.

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    PRODUCED COVER SONG

    Full Studio Version – Pick a song, literally any song, and I will sing it, play it and record it. This time, however, I will record it at the studio where I recorded my album. We'll use top of the line audio gear and it will be a fully produced track with instrumentation. :) I'll send you a WAV and MP3 version of the song.

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    FULL PRODUCTION CUSTOM SONG

    Full Studio Version – I'll write you a custom song, about anything you like, and I will sing it, play it and record it. This time, however, I will record it at the studio where I recorded my album. We will use top of the line audio gear and it will be a fully produced track with instrumentation. :) I will send you a WAV and MP3 version of the song.

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    FOOD TRUCK CATERED CONCERT

    We'll bring the party to you!! I'll team up with Komrades Food Truck to provide catering and a full band concert. If you have a specific date or event in mind, please message me before you choose this award so I can confirm availability for myself and Komrades Food Truck. Must be within 50 miles of Park City, UT.

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Funding period

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