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UPDATE: We reached the goal!! In just 18 days! I can't begin to say how touched I am, how lucky I feel to have your support. Two things I CAN say:
1- THANK YOU. Thank you thank you thank you. Thank you.
2- Please keep it going!! There are 12 days left! If you haven't backed the record yet, every little bit still goes a long way. Here's why:
When I first sat down with my team to plan this Kickstarter campaign, the original goal was $32,500. That was the amount that literally would cover EVERYTHING needed to make this record a stellar one. But with Kickstarter being an all-or-nothing fundraising platform, the fear that that goal was too high made us rethink things, so we paired the goal down to $22.5k. From this point on, every little bit means more hours in the studio, more time with the best musicians, more vocal takes to get the right one, etc! Every extra hour in the studio helps, so every pledge continues to help! Let's keep it going!!
I AM MAKING A NEW RECORD!! I believe the songs on this record are best work of my musical life, and that I've found the best team, producer, and musicians to do them justice. I know - that's a lot of "bests" - but I wouldn't say it if I didn't truly believe it.
This year I did the most touring I've ever done in my life. I saw incredible landscapes and met/played with incredible people. Each experience left an impression on me, filled me up, expanded my horizons, inspired me...
All throughout these adventures I found moments in vans, hotel rooms and on days off at home to harness the inspiration to write the songs that will eventually become this new record. I feel it is the truest writing I have done in my life.
Now I'm taking these songs into the studio in Nashville... I am so excited to nurture what started as a handful of demos recorded on my home microphone into something full, professional and beautiful.
I have found a wildly talented team of musicians to work on this record with me - Bill Reynolds, bassist for Band of Horses, will be producing this album (!!!!!)
Bill has produced for Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie and more, and really gets these new songs - I know he will bring them to life and help them grow into the songs they were intended to be from the moment I wrote them. The incredible Tyler Ramsey, guitarist for Band of Horses, will be playing on the record as well. His solo album is stunning - I can't wait to have his creative influence on the record!
And of course, I couldn't do it without my great friends and collaborators Darlingside, who will be adding their incredible harmonies to the record. Our recent project (the Woodstock EP) had some pretty amazing backers (Graham Nash and Val Haller of the New York Times), which propelled us onto a summer-long, nation-wide tour of collaborating and tightening harmonies... so it's the perfect time to capture some of that magic!
It is every artists' dream to work with such an amazing group of musical minds - I am beyond grateful for the talent going into this record.
I'm so grateful to share in the experience of making this record with you. In return for your support I am offering some unique items and experiences... Oh - and the new record, on digital, CD, and Vinyl, which will be released in May/June 2015 on my independent label Signature Sounds.
I am grateful beyond words for your support and for the opportunity to make meaningful and quality music that I can share with you. Seriously, thank you. With excitement, humility, gratitude and enormous love, Heather
Risks and challenges
I feel so good about these songs and how far they have come this year -- as long as we reach our goal this project will be a very organic and natural creative process that yields a beautiful record we can enjoy together!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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