An Indie/ Folk musician and writer, Alexis Rhode is attempting to make her dream of a full length album become a reality.
This is only the beginning.
A full length album had always been "a part of the plan," eventually of course. I never had the tools to do it myself, but I figured that one day I would stumble upon some resources or something like I always seem to do. Well, just that happened. During a two week camp that I attend every year, a very good friend of mine approached me about this Kickstarter thing. I'd known that he had a studio in Nashville, TN and had even visited it weeks before. After researching and thinking and praying and sleeping, my Kickstarter was born.
And we're off.
Actually doing this and putting effort into it has made me realize just how much I want this. As I was creating this I kind of doubted myself saying, "Who is even going to spend money on my CD, really?" But now that I'm here and after spreading the word a bit, I have a little more faith in myself. I think it's just a little hard, because music is so personal. You put a lot into it; a lot of yourself. My music is about a bunch of different things and displays many parts of me. Of course we have the girly love songs, but I feel as if even those aren't typical lyrics and they don't have the typical lucky-in-love kind of feel to them. With my music I try to keep them all slightly different. I want a variety of sound and I want to appeal to a variety of people. I don't want a cookie-cutter sound. I'm not a cookie-cutter person therefore, I'd like my music to reflect that in a way. I just can't wait to actually get in the studio and record this stuff for everyone of you. If there's anything I love more than music itself, it's sharing it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks for taking the time out to share this or to contribute to it. There is no way this could ever happen without your support! Thanks for helping my dream become reality.
Love, Alexis Rhode
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Definitely a challenge that I'll face once my project is successfully funded is actually getting to Nashville. I have 2,697 other things going on in my life right now, and taking the time off to go record this album will probably be stressful, but SO worth it. Another challenge would be picking the songs that go on the record. Not only that, but also making them sound interesting and different from one another, yet still having a common flow. I want my music to be relatable on so many different levels, and I want it to be pleasing to many different ears. I think that releasing your music no matter who you are is a risk in itself. I know for me, my music is a HUGE part of me. There's no way you could listen to it and not get a little piece of Alexis. I put my self into my music and releasing it for everyone to hear is kind of like revealing little parts of yourself that you may not always embrace, but they are nonetheless parts of you. That is a risk I'm willing to take, though. Because like I said, next to making music, I love sharing music.
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Want to hear me sing something? Pick out a cover and I'll do it for you and mention you in the video! You'll also receive and Alexis Rhode T-Shirt, an autographed hard copy of the album, a download of a surprise song that's not on the album, and the awesome hand-crafted card!Estimated delivery:
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One free ticket to one of my shows. If you live out of the area, I will dedicate my set to you, record it, and send it your way! You will also get to pick a cover song for me to do, an autographed copy of the album, the download of the surprise song, an Alexis Rhode T-Shirt, and the sought after hand-crafted "thank you" card!Estimated delivery:
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