After a lifetime's worth of artistic pursuits (jazz band, acting in a school musical, Afro-Brazilian drumming, etc) and spending the past few years finding my identity as an artist, everything is finally culminating in my debut 5-track EP that I'm so excited to share with you.
Some highlights/milestones from the past couple of years include:
- Joining a televised singing competition on Singapore national TV
- Putting up 5 shows at the Esplanade Waterfront and Concourse stages
- Amassing a wealth of performance experience with countless corporate events (DBS, SingTel, Rolex, F1, etc)
- Receiving the Noise Award after being a mentee in the National Arts Council's Noise Music Mentorship programme 2016
- Transitioning into and embracing vintage style and glamour every day
To those who have been following my journey, it should come as no surprise that I absolutely adore the 40s, 50s, and 60s, and I believe it shows in my songwriting as well as the production of the songs.
Taking a Big Leap
In April of this year, I decided to take my music career to the next level and flew out on my own to L.A. to record the Glamour Vintage Songbird EP with Mikal Blue, a producer and songwriter who is best known for his work with Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, and OneRepublic.
After 10 days in the studio with Mikal Blue and Dean Dinning (bassist of Toad the Wet Sprocket), we've created a collection of classic vintage pop songs that I'm so proud of.
The record is currently in the process of being mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery in L.A., which is a Grammy-winning mastering studio (La La Land OST, Colbie Caillat, Diana Krall).
WHY 'GLAMOUR VINTAGE SONGBIRD'?
I wanted to bring back what I love about the glorious past and breathe new life into them with updated 21st-Century methods, stories, and modern sensibilities.
Expect to hear doo wop backup vocals, punchy horn lines, Motown drum beats and more, but all with a twist.
The songs I've written and recorded for this EP are a result of my experiences navigating adulthood as a young woman and they revolve around themes like independence, heartbreak, beauty, and self-esteem.
I wanted to write catchy, simple songs that people of all ages can understand and relate to - though some of them are really letters to remind myself of lessons I've learnt along the way.
WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?
Of course, nothing good comes cheap. Intent on making a world-class debut offering, I wanted to include the best talents in the creation of the Glamour Vintage Songbird EP.
Here's a list of the costs that are involved in the completion, marketing and production of this EP:
- Producer's fees
- Musicians' fees
- Mastering fees
- Professional glamour photoshoot, complete with vintage hair and makeup styling, for all album artwork and promo
- Music video for first single
- Overseas radio promotion fees
- Super fun vintage-themed EP launch party (coming in September 2017)
Your contribution will go a long way in launching the first project of my career.
You'll find the summary of the different tiers and rewards in the column to the right, but here are the details of the various rewards.
Miss Lou stickers
Each sticker pack has all three designs and each sticker is 5cm in diameter.
Miss Lou metal pin
Metal pin (worth US$11) designed by the Mas of wonderful Singaporean pin store The C Project.
It's 1.5" in height and made of iron. I love it so much (': Get it before it runs out!
Autographed Photo Cards
Along with the main photo for this Kickstarter project, here's another sample photo from the photoshoot:
I'm sharing the love by printing them into photo cards and autographing them and writing a personalised message to you on the back.
Pre-launch Tea Party
To thank you for contributing a significant amount to my campaign, there will be a private tea party that you'll be invited to:
- Enjoy a delicious high tea in a central venue
- Preview the tracks off the EP with a live performance by me
- Chat and mingle with me and one another!
This will be held on 2nd September 2017 and open to anyone who will be in Singapore then.
Private Customised Performance
If you're feeling exceptionally generous, I'd love to put up a great show for your event to thank you! Be it for an event, party, or just a living room private concert for you and your loved ones, I'd be happy to create a show just for you.
This will be held anytime before September 2018 and open to anyone who will be in Singapore then.
Risks and challenges
The Glamour Vintage Songbird EP has been mixed and is on track to being mastered. Barring unforeseen manufacturing incidents, all rewards should reach you ahead of schedule. In the unlikely event that such incidents do occur, all backers will still receive their digital download code to the Glamour Vintage Songbird EP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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