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Debut album by Abby Lyons with original music! Be the first to hear by becoming a part of this project!
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Kickstarter Song "Michelle"

Posted by Abby Lyons (Creator)
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Hello friends,

I want to tell you about a special original song I just finished! As you might have noticed on the reward tiers, the final reward was an original song. Four people in all donated to this reward and now the first song has been recorded, video-ed, and uploaded to youtube!


The song is called "Michelle"
and was written for my very good friend, Michelle Brecunier. Michelle and I went to undergraduate school together at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she majored in flute and I majored in oboe (crazy)! Our chairs were right next to each other in orchestra rehearsals... there were many shenanigans.   

In addition to donated to the highest tier, Michelle agreed to be a part of the video! We coordinated and both cut out a billion tiny circles to decorate the backdrops (thanks, Madeline Lyons, my sister, for helping me do this!). Michelle also created some crazy contraption to record herself since she didn't have a tripod. And she found her old pink flute and played along! (My friend, Louis Coy, secretly recorded the flute part for it, and Michelle "flute-synced!") 

We made this video while I was in Los Angeles, and Michelle was in Seattle! It was a totally fun and interesting experience to collaborate across the states! Luckily there is no time change between them. :)

Here is a shot of Michelle in the video. Look at all those dots!!!


So I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Michelle! This entire Kickstarter was an amazing experience full of wonderful surprises, including this one! I was walking into IKEA with my boyfriend when I got the update about Michelle's donation. Let's just say it was one of the best shopping experiences I've had at IKEA!! :D

Click on the image to watch the video:

 

Also, please subscribe to my youtube channel if you would like more updates about my music!

Update about the album: Everything has been submitted to CDBaby!!!! Wow!!!! So now all that's left is to wait!

If I don't have your address, please send it to me! I'll be following up this week with people I haven't heard from yet (I know some people didn't actually receive the Kickstarter survey, because there was a glitch).

Thank you all so much! I'm aiming to have this album to you by May 26. I can't wait for you all to hear the music! Thanks for being so patient and supportive.

-Abby

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