My name is Dara Maclean. I’m a singer/songwriter & worship leader based out of Fort Worth Texas.
I’m very excited to invite you to join me as I embark on a journey that will be the fulfillment of a dream that God has been unfolding over the last few years: to record my first worship record experience and to do it as an independent artist, with my friends and family as the lifeblood.
Worship is where it all began for me. As a young girl, it was just me with my guitar, singing simple songs of freedom over people and humbly watching as God did something extraordinary with it. Music being a vehicle for healing and the way I express worship, has always been the underlying current, even during the years of being identified as a “pop Christian Contemporary” artist.
When I was 22, after a lifetime of doing ministry and working hard as an Independent artist, I was signed to a major record label, which led to two full-length albums, “You Got My Attention” and “Wanted.” I was nominated for a Dove Award for “New Artist Of The Year.” My songs were played on the radio and all over the world. I had top charting success in radio, I was on the biggest tour in the world, Winter Jam, touring with the biggest artists in Christian music for three seasons and have been traveling locally and globally doing music and ministry for the last 10 years. I give God all the glory and will forever be eternally grateful for that season. Also, that season allowed me to connect with you. I can’t ever say thank you enough for that.
WATCH “WHEN ALL I HAVE IS JESUS” AFRICA VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/tR-e8GANig0
THE NEXT STEP
From signed at 22, to now 32. I’ve decided, with the blessing of my label, to step out again as an Independent artist. Over the last 10 years, I’ve learned so much about myself and what I believe my purpose is as an artist: To reveal the heart of God the Father with clarity and accuracy through music and watch as God uses that to set hearts free, and me right along with it, and to call us back to Him, to each other, and to Family.
As it stands today, I’ve been blessed to be a part of a couple of projects that were released through the emerging worship family here in Dallas/Fort Worth and that really set the course for where we are now and where we’re headed with this next record. Coupled with my song, Blameless, that I wrote at 16 and released on my record “Wanted” in 2013 and then, as a live worship video on YouTube in 2015; that day LITERALLY changed my life, I knew for the rest of my life, I wanted to write simple songs and see God move.
WATCH BLAMELESS HERE: https://youtu.be/g1BB6Uq6PGk
THE NEW ALBUM
Full circle, this next record will be filled with simple, vulnerable, authentic songs about love, freedom, family and God as Father, allowing Him Full Access into every room in our hearts, until the whole house that is us gets healed.
I CANNOT WAIT to share this new music with you and even more, I can’t wait to do this with you as a family, and together take this message all over the globe.
I want to invite you to be a part of this album, this journey, this next step. I know we can make something amazing if we do it together. We have 30 days to raise the funds to cover the following:
- studio sessions
- mixing and mastering
- disc manufacturing
- social media marketing
- Kickstarter fees & costs
THE STRETCH GOAL
As you know, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing kind of deal. My initial campaign goal is set at $35K to cover the costs for recording this album, which I totally believe with your help we can meet.
Our stretch goal is $55k. As you know, video content is a huge connection point for people so I want to be able to create visual representation for the songs as well as implement a marketing campaign to reach the masses.
BUT the dream doesn't stop there. Anything I raise beyond the stretch goal will get me closer to being able to tour with this album, and create "Encounter Nights" locally and globally.
Online marketing is KEY for today's Independent artists. It’s the just the world we live in, so, my goal is to have social media work for us in it’s true purpose: getting things that edify and uplift into the hands of every person we can. You and I,
are more than enough to make a massive wave for the Kingdom. Thank you in advance for spreading the word, posting, reposting, telling your friends and doing anything in your heart to do to get this message out with me!
That’s the dream, and together, I believe we can more than do it. I pray every seed sown, would multiply back to you and your dreams. Thank you in advance for listening, praying, giving and supporting in anyway that’s in your heart.
It means the world to me.
So much love,
Risks and challenges
I’m excited/nervous, but I know this is what I’m supposed to be doing, so I believe raising this money together will be such an awesome testimony of what God can do through people! As I stated, Kickstarter is all or nothing, what that means is, we either raise the FULL AMOUNT, or, we keep nothing at all.
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