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So what do you do as an unsigned musician when you and get an unexpected Grammy Nomination and end up in (Radiohead) Thom Yorke's current top 10 list? You put out your first full scale independent release, that's what!
And that is exactly what Muhsinah is setting out to do as she embarks on the recording of her debut studio album entitled, Dear ______ , (Blank). Unlike her previous release, The Oscillations: Sine/Triangle, a 2 part compilation of bedroom recordings, Dear ______ , will be Muhsinah's first attempt to record, mix and master acoustic instruments, in-studio.
THE STUDIO ALBUM
Entirely self-produced, this debut studio album will contain a mix of reinterpretations of unreleased material along with all new recordings; all based on Muhsinah's realization that she will soon need to sacrifice her comforts to achieve her full potential.
THE SHORT FILM
Directed By M.J. Zilla & Jelani Memory, the film intends to explore the relationships between individuals, art and ideas. -
A young woman uncovers the key to her own successes, and learns that to govern anything she must risk everything. As she sets her wheels in motion, we witness the world around her changing.
In the next 31 days Team Muhsinah aims to raise the $31,000 needed to cover the cost of producing this album/film project through pre-sale and fan support. That means that this endeavor will not come together unless we reach our funding goal.
Film Consultant: Seith Mann
Director/Screenwriter: M.J. Zilla
DP/Screenwriter: Jelani Memory
Creative Director: Yego Moravia
Lead Animator: Salih.tv
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