'Locked Doors', a new album by Gatlin Elms
Hello! Over the last 2 years we have been patiently at work on 'Locked Doors' our new album with our friend and producer, Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow). It is a collection of 11 songs that we feel are the most honest representations of music and art that we have had the joy to create as musicians. 'Locked Doors' is an album dealing with the concepts of life, death, time, and the constant presence of God in all things. Throughout the past 5 years we have experienced many joys and tragedies and this is an album born out of those seasons.
You may or may not know, but in 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. To kick off being 23 years old, I went through a major surgery, a pretty rough recovery period, and then immediately following that, I started a year's worth of chemotherapy to rid my body of any remaining cancer cells lurking around inside me. But thanks to a powerful and loving God, a strong community, a stronger wife, and a highly experienced and qualified team of doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, I have been cancer free for over 4 years! Shortly after we started recording this album, our drummer’s (Tigh's) daughter, Emmy, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We have been able to walk beside the Holmstrom's through this season and are looking forward to Emmy finishing chemotherapy and ringing her bell in January 2019!
We wrote, recorded, and stewed on many of these songs during these seasons and that's why these songs are so deeply personal to us and the time and effort we have put into them reflects the deep connections that we have to them. We are excited to release this album and partner with all of you who have come alongside us in this journey from near or far. We can't wait for you to hear 'Locked Doors'!
With your help, our goal is to raise $12,500 in 30 days from September 18th - October 18th. Although we have already funded the recording process of 'Locked Doors' we have realized that we will need help to get the album mixed, mastered, and released over the remainder of 2018. After we reach our goal it will take a few months to finish mixing, mastering and getting the album prepared for release. Locked Doors will release in February 2019.
How else can you help?! (We're glad you asked!)
Help us spread the word about 'Locked Doors'! We have always been an independent band who doesn't have the resources of a label to help with promotion so every tweet, post, fave, like, email, text message, shout from the rooftop, and message in a bottle (please don't litter) we get is to our advantage, so tell your friends, family, co-workers, and mailman.
And outside of spreading the word, we've put together a series of products and different packages for you guys. When we went into this project, we thought "what kinda stuff would we want..." so we put together some stuff we know you'll love. We've got a 180g vinyl, a t-shirt, coffee mug and screen print poster.
For more, for updates and to join us on social media - follow us on..
- Spotify and Apple Music (Gatlin Elms)
- Instagram (@gatlinelms)
- Facebook Page (Gatlin Elms)
Thank you for listening to and supporting our music over the years!
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges that may push back the release of the album, are issues with mixing, mastering, and issues that may come up with manufacturing or shipping of the products that we have to order to fulfill the rewards associated with the Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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