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Gravity is Jennifer Holm's second EP, telling stories about real-life experiences through memorable melodies and compelling lyrics.
Gravity is Jennifer Holm's second EP, telling stories about real-life experiences through memorable melodies and compelling lyrics.
185 backers pledged $12,541 to help bring this project to life.

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BACKGROUND

Since I was 17 (I won't tell you how long ago that was), I have had the honor of singing for other artists, both live and in the studio. Singing on other people's projects is a great joy for me. I love it. But I'm way overdue in pursuing music for myself. 

Songwriting is just as much a part of me as my dark hair or blood type. I have catalogs of writing notebooks spanning decades (this may defeat the purpose of not telling you how long ago 17 was...) and I have only released one EP. Until now. 

GRAVITY: THE NEXT STEP

Gravity is a collection of songs that are raw and real-life. I don't know about you, but I can't relate to songs about partying all night and bottle service. Part of the beauty in any art form is what it evokes in the partaker and how they can relate to it. That is what this project is about. More than anything, though, it's an opportunity for me to focus some attention on this part of who I am, to give it a go at being an artist. I've had opportunities to pursue my music but I don't think I was truly ready for what that means until now. 

I have the great privilege of working with Kenny Davis: producer/engineer/musician/songwriter extraordinaire on this project. He's uber talented and is helping me bring this long-awaited project to life. 

THE PROCESS

We have begun the production and recording process and all we need to complete it is money. I know that asking for money is a pretty bold thing, but I'm taking a risk and doing it anyway. I'm so pumped about this already and can't wait to share it with you. It's going to be SO GOOD. 

The budget for this album is $12,000. This covers the cost of putting together this project: 
- $7,500: Production, studio time, musicians, mixing and mastering
- $1,600: Distribution, printing, graphic design
- $900: Photography, Styling, Design
- $2,000: Backer incentives & Kickstarter fees 

If you're familiar with how Kickstarter works you know that if we don't raise the total budget, we don't receive any funds toward the completion of the album and Kickstarter waives the fees associated with their service. So even if you can't spare the change from your couch cushions or the dryer, SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS and ask them to share with their friends. This is how this project will succeed! If we exceed the goal that's been set, additional funds will go to adding more songs to the album and a music video. Wouldn't it be great if this turned out to be full-length album that you get as incentive for backing this project?! ;)

THANK YOU for your support, your interest, for making it this far into this description. Keep checking in here (the Updates tab specifically), follow me on all the social medias, and let's get this album made! 

 

Risks and challenges

As with any creative process, challenges do arise!

Our biggest challenge will be in sticking to the timeline set in place. With outside vendors (mixing and mastering engineers, for example), we can only set the deadline and hope they will stick to it.

The greatest risk this project faces is not getting the funding for this project. Without the Kickstarter funding, the album cannot be released until the funds are made/saved to accomplish one task at a time. This could take six months, it could take two years.

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    You are such a good friend! Your contribution reward is an early-release album download!

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    Close Friends

    This backer tier gets you a early release digital download for you and one for a friend!, a physical copy (after release date), and handwritten thank you note.

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    Besties

    This backer tier gets you an early-release digital album download, a physical CD, handwritten thank-you note plus a super cool, up-cycled guitar string necklace.

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    BFFs

    This reward level gets you the music, a handwritten thank you note, one handwritten lyric sheet, and live acoustic version of song(s) from the album.
    **Note: the quantity of acoustic songs is dependent on funding.

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    The Inner-Circle

    You are now in the inner-circle! This reward level gets you the music, a handwritten thank you note, one handwritten lyric sheet, live acoustic version of song(s) from the album, and an exclusive in-studio acoustic video.
    **Note: the quantity of acoustic songs is dependent on funding.

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    LISTENING PARTY

    Help me exceed the goal so I can add more songs + shoot a fancy video.
    A listening party is a private event where we will sit and listen to the completed album in its entirety and I can share stories about the songs. Party will be held in Denton County.
    **NOTE: this is not a concert. However, there is an incentive tier that includes a private house show! ;)

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    Family

    AH! FAMILIA! You're stuck with me now. This reward level gets you the music, a handwritten thank you note, one handwritten lyric sheet, live acoustic version of song(s) from the album, an exclusive in-studio acoustic video, one unreleased original song download, and a mention on my website.
    **Note: the quantity of acoustic songs is dependent on funding.

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    My Favorite

    You are my all-time favorite. This reward level gets you everything mentioned at the last tier plus a coffee table book of the recording process and a mention in the album credits.
    **Note: the quantity of acoustic songs is dependent on funding.

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    • Physical copy of album
    • Handwritten thank you note
    • Handwritten Lyric Sheet
    • Live Acoustic Version of Song(s) from the album
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    • Unreleased original song download
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    King/Queen of my heart

    You are amazing and now have a piece of my heart. This reward level gets you everything mentioned in the last tier plus a private house show for you and your closest friends.
    **Note: house show is limited to certain areas in CA, TN, TX, GA.

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- (30 days)