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$273,620
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
2,153
backers
38days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 30 2019 3:55 PM UTC +00:00.

About

It’s been over four years since we’ve released an album. That’s about to change. 

The Light is coming 3/20/20.

Here’s the plan: We are going back into the studio with the producer of Carry The Fire, Alex Wong, to record two sister albums that will reflect the dual sides of Delta Rae: The Light and The Dark. The Light will be hopeful, soulful, and sun-kissed and released in Spring 2020. It will include songs like “The Wrong Ocean” and “Any Better Than This.” The Dark will be mysterious, witchy and raw and released soon after (on/before March 2021). We will go on an expansive tour with each record, crafting live experiences beyond just music, to bring these worlds to life for you.

But we need your help. For the past seven years we have been signed to record labels that have helped fund our albums, music videos, photography, and artwork. But as of last month, that has changed. 

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are independent once again. 

And we are humbly asking you to help us make our most ambitious project come to life. We made our first album, Carry The Fire, independently with the help of amazing fans on Kickstarter. Together, we learned just what it takes to make an album. So, here’s where your money will go:

If we raise $30,000, we make The Light

$10,000 Production

$3,000 Auxiliary Musicians (Strings, Horns, etc.)

$10,000 Mixing

$2,000 Mastering

$5,000 Physical Production (CD + Art)

If we raise $60,000, we make The Light and The Dark

And any additional money will mean we can make *MUSIC VIDEOS* and help spread the word about these two albums. 

And this is just the beginning. Moving forward — for the first time in a long time — we will fully control and own the music we release. We can make and share live albums, singles, and protest songs whenever we want. This means more mystical music videos and wildly ambitious creative projects. You will be helping to launch all of this. 

We know we already owe you all so much. And it means the world to us that you have helped us live this dream and make this art for the last 10 years. We appreciate you all more than you know and don’t ask lightly for your hard-earned money and help. But we also know you have made us a part of your lives and built friendships and community around Delta Rae that transcend anything we could do alone. You are a part of our story — the most important part. 

So let’s have a blast doing this together. Get a big group of friends and host a house party. Pick a song you want to hear us sing. Get psyched for some one-of-a-kind merch. Find the tier that sounds most fun to you. Help spread this campaign so we can make more “Bottom of the River“ and “Dance in The Graveyards”-style epic music videos. 

Thank you for being a part of this journey, your support and loyalty will help us make this next chapter real. We promise to work harder than ever to build a world of goodness, magic, and feeling through our music. Because you can’t have the light without the dark. And we still carry the fire. 

Love always.

Delta Rae

Risks and challenges

Budget for making an album independently in 2019:

$10,000 Production
$3,000 Auxiliary Musicians (Strings, Horns, etc.)
$10,000 Mixing
$2,000 Mastering
$5,000 Physical Production (CD + Art)

There are always challenges with making art, but we have never been more driven to create and bring our music to you. We've also had the benefit of 10 years experience. If there are any delays, you will be the first to know about it. Expect The Light in March of 2020 and The Dark on or before March 2021. Love you all.

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    The Light, The Dark & The Live Album

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    Have you ever been in the crowd at our live show wishing you could hear Delta Rae cover a particular favorite song of yours or a rarely heard original? Well, here's your chance! Those pledging this amount will receive:

    * A video of Delta Rae performing an acoustic cover song or a deep cut of your choice

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    To express our eternal gratitude to you for funding the recording of these sister albums, those pledging $10,000 will be rewarded with:

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