Dear fans and supporters,
Over the last few years, so many of you have asked me when I plan to release a new album. I'm always being asked when "Colors" and "Wow and Flutter" will be for sale on iTunes. I have decided that it has been way too long since my last full length release and it's time to get back in the studio! So, I am calling on YOU to be a part of my next endeavor. Without the support of my fans, I wouldn't be where I am today.
In all honesty, the right label has not yet presented itself and I don't want to depend on a label to get this going, especially in this day and age where artists can be empowered to do things on their own. I've already been able to do some really amazing things independently and without a label. We're playing Lollapalooza this year...that's HUGE! Perez Hilton has also featured "Colors" on his site and he recorded a neat little promo video when I met him in NYC last year. I've toured the country and made thousands of new fans, all without a label. If I do this on my own, I will have more creative freedom to make the album that YOU have been asking for, and that I want to make. The main thing that has constantly been standing in my way has been having the finances to do this. In order to make this album, I need money for a studio and producer. After budgeting and crunching numbers, $10,000 would be a great starting point and really help me get the right people involved in this project. I know that with your help we can achieve this goal together, and hopefully even surpass it! Because if we raise even more, we might even be able to hire a publicist, plan a tour, and give this album the push that it needs to be a success!
Here's where you come in; I have decided to partner with a wonderful company called Kickstarter. Kickstarter helps people fund their projects by providing a medium, kickstarter.com, to raise money and keep things organized. It allows fans to invest on different levels and get cool stuff in return. Also how great is it that you can help be part of the whole process and help make this possible? I hope you'll all become a part of my project here. We've got until September 8th to raise this money so let's do this! I'm confident that with your help we can make a really amazing album together!