Hello everyone! I'm very excited about this project! I finally have enough original songs and confidence to professionally record my very first album!
Singing has always been my deepest passion. I think I am my truest version of myself when I'm singing, and now that I write music, I can share my own experiences in my own voice with all of you. Having this album means the world to me. Not only is it a personal dream I've had for most of my life (on every bucket list since age 10), but there are so many reasons why this will help my career immensely!
With professional recordings of my songs, I'll be able to put myself on Spotify, iTunes, and other online platforms where new people can discover me. I'll have a product to sell when I play gigs, when I busk, and when people find me online. I'll be able to build a stronger fan base if people can take my music home with them, and people who love my voice and my music will be able to support me! These are all wonderful things!
When I sing in New York City parks, or birthday parties or nursing homes, I see the joy in people's faces. I hear strangers tell me I've made their day. I remember that music really can bring people happiness and comfort. And I'd like to bring that happiness to people who may not live near me or happen upon my spontaneous park performances.
Unfortunately, recording in my Queens apartment (complete with cars honking, passerby shouting, doors closing, and radiators hissing) is not ideal for a professional sound, so your donations will be going toward studio time, mixing, mastering, extra musicians, and printing/ distribution costs. It takes a lot to make a good album! Please check out all the awesome rewards you'll receive with each donation. Every little bit helps!
The album will be 9 of my original songs and two covers.
Thank you so much for even clicking on this, and thank you in advance if you donated!! This project means so much to me. Let's create something beautiful together!
Risks and challenges
I would say the biggest challenge and mystery to me is time. I don't know exactly how long this album will take in order to get it to the outstanding place I want it to be. Since I have never recorded in a studio before, this project may take a bit longer than I expect (especially with printing and sending the physical copies), but I'm going to work extremely hard to hit a June/ July 2016 deadline!
Since these will be all my own songs (and two in the public domain), I won't have to worry about copyright or licensing drama to slow this project down!
So, biggest challenge: time.
I will of course keep you all informed about any potential setbacks (OR early release dates!)
(A girl can dream!!)
- (30 days)