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$1,844
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 16 2019 2:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

Past Lives EP Cover Art by Sydnie Switzer
Past Lives EP Cover Art by Sydnie Switzer

Origin Story:

The Past Lives EP has been in the planning stages for a long time. 3/4 of the songs were written over the past few years and they've been patiently waiting to be released into the world. These four songs form a loose concept EP as described in the video. The use of the words "past life" can be interpreted in whichever way you see fit, whether it relates to your belief in our having lived different lives prior to this one, or whether it makes you reminisce on who you were in the past of this life.

Over a year ago I released three singles that I love dearly. This EP would be what I consider as my first multiple-song release. If you have any of the "albums" that I released in high school, I ask that you do us all a favor and destroy them to protect future generations. I live in fear that one day I will sit across from Jimmy Fallon and he will have dredged up some embarrassing artistic venture from my youth, but if you wish to see me embarrassed on national television, that may be extra incentive to help me fund this project! 

The first memory I have of songwriting occurred when I was around four or five years old. I distinctly remember lying in bed and composing a kitschy "rock & roll" song about a literal rock rolling down a hill. Twenty years later, some things have changed: I've transplanted myself from California to Nashville, I've swapped back and forth between genres, (most recently settling into indie pop), and I've played many more shows. Despite my life changes, I've never stopped having late night songwriting sessions. The title of my autobiography will likely be, "I Should Have Been Sleeping." 


Past Lives EP Track Listing:

1. Past Lives

2. Good & Well

3. Atlas

4. No Fear


Nuts and Bolts:

The money raised in this campaign will go to the costs of this EP's high quality production as well as some artistic elements to accompany the songs. Musicians and producers will be paid. Studios will be rented. Band pizza will be bought. Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering engineers will all be compensated. I also plan to film at least one music video with the funds collected in this campaign. 

Check out my music video for the song "Long Shot" if you would like to see an example of what I envision.  "Long Shot" Music Video 

Independent musicians need help from people like you. The music industry is constantly evolving, but the one thing that has never wavered is supporter involvement. Maybe the way artists interact with supporters has changed, but no matter what technology does to the music industry, the supporters and the artists will always have each other's backs. 

Your support means the world to me. Please share with all of your friends and any especially wealthy enemies you may possess. I cannot wait for you to hear the finished versions of these songs. I hope they make you dance, sing, laugh, and cry. We're creating something together, here. I hope you realize that. Art is a uniting force.

Photography by Matt Blum
Photography by Matt Blum

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Risks and challenges

Timing is always a risk with a creative project like this. I will need to rely on the work of several people over the course of production and my timeline is directly affected by the work schedule and individual timelines of these people. I am confident that I have provided a timeline that is feasible, but there is always the risk of a few speed bumps along the way.

A crowdfunded music project is a risk in itself, as I am relying on people like you to help me make this project a reality. If not enough people support this project, it falls through. All creative work has risk, but I am optimistic that we can do this together.

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