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Be a part of creating the solo debut album for Jean Morisson, lead singer of MorissonPoe.

Beauty in the Breakdown

I'm here to tell you a little about me and the musical journey that I've been on. I've been making music my whole life- it is everything to me. As the lead singer of MorissonPoe, an Electro-Rock band I was lucky to be able to create a lot of music and grow a really great following, tour the country. We had songs featured in video games and a video that was not only on MTV, but it made the list of nominees for Video of the Year - I'm still kinda in awe about that. ;)

"Beauty In The Breakdown" is my solo debut album, that takes you through the ups and downs of my past few years...it tells a story...some sexy... some heartbreaking....Life.

With these songs, I've been incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity of music-making with some of the most talented musical minds on the planet, including the one and only Nile Rodgers (CHIC, Madonna, David Bowie), Vernon Reid (Living Color), Raymond Angry (The Roots, Joss Stone), amazing engineer Jason Goldstein (Beyoncé, Lonely Island), Grammy nominated Ian Schreier, the legendary Bob Clearmountain, and many more.

This alone has been a dream come true but for me, my dream is only complete if I can share it with everyone. It takes a lot more than working these greatly talented musicians to release an album - it also takes money, and not wanting to deal with anymore crooks, I need your help!

I've partnered up with the wonderful people at Kickstarter to raise money to finish this project. To me, Kickstarter is a perfect sanctuary for artists to showcase their talent without compromise and funded by the people that matter most - You!

Now, it's very important that I tell you, Kickstarter's plan is all or nothing, meaning that if I don't raise the full amount, you don't get charged, and I don't get to finish my album! I'm gonna tell all my friends, so you tell all YOUR friends and together, we can make this happen!

As a show of my gratitude for all your support, I have come up with a list of "goodies" I hope you’ll love. The complete list is located on the right hand side of this page.

That's it! That's me. Thank you for believing in me, supporting my dreams, and helping to fund my album.

Love Always,

Jean M.


About MorissonPoe

MorissonPoe released two nationally distributed albums. The EP "Glitter Girl: of The Tale, The Passion and The Rapture" released on MorissonPoe's own label Chemical, and "Evolution," released by Nile Rodgers' label, Sumthing Else Musicworks. "Glitter Girl *Evil Side*" was featured in-game and on the soundtrack for X-Box 360 launch title, Perfect Dark Zero. Also included in-game and on the soundtrack was the bands sultry-pop "Pearl Necklace."

MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl: of The Tale, The Passion and The Rapture" EP

MorissonPoe "Evolution" Album


The Sessions So Far

Mixing with the legendary Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!

Bob Clearmountain, creating the magic.

Raymond Angry (The Roots, Joss Stone) and I, right after he tracked some amazing B3 on one of my songs.

Mr. Nile Rodgers tracking on one of my songs at Avatar (The Power Station)

Vernon Reid tracking guitars at Electric Lady Studios for a song on "Beauty in the Breakdown"

Listening back to some rough takes at Avatar (The Power Station)

Vernon Reid and Nile Rodgers getting ready for amazingness at Avatar (The Power Station)

Vernon Reid, me and Nile Rodgers after tracking at Avatar (The Power Station)

More, More, More

MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl" premiering on MTV's Jumbotron in Times Square NYC

Live with Vernon Reid in Vegas

Thank you everyone!

MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl" on MTV from the Perfect Dark Zero soundtrack

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    [ALBUM DELUXE] :: You get a download of the single when it is released in February AND you get a download of the Album "Beauty in the Breakdown" on the day it is released in March, AND you get a download the Maxi-Single, AND you get your name and link on our wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [SUPPORTER] :: You get a Special Edition T-Shirt (printed only for people Supporter and up!) along with the 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND you get your name and link on our wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [FAN CLUB] :: You get new Limited Run Jean Morisson Stickers AND the last of the classic MorissonPoe Stickers! All with your Special Edition T-Shirt (printed only for people Supporter and up!) along with the 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND you get your name and link on our wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [VIP] :: You get ORIGINAL, Autographed sheet music from the "Beauty in the Breakdown" studio sessions, as well as (2) tickets to ANY show (except those we have no control over) AND (2) backstage passes. You also not only get your name and link in the thank you section of JeanMorisson.com, You get your name printed on the "Beauty in the Breakdown" Album credits! You also get a Special Edition T-Shirt (printed only for people Supporter and up!), the 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND you get your name and link on our wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [ENTOURAGE] :: Let's Webchat! Skype or whatever you're on.. We'll talk about all kinds of stuff :-D. You'll also get the autographed sheet music from the "Beauty in the Breakdown" studio sessions, as well as (2) tickets to ANY show (except those we have no control over) AND (2) backstage passes. You also not only get your name and link in the thank you section of JeanMorisson.com, You get your name printed on the "Beauty in the Breakdown" Album credits AND the new Limited Run Jean Morisson Stickers AND the last of the classic MorissonPoe Stickers! All with your Special Edition T-Shirt (printed only for people Supporter and up!), the 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND you get your name and link on our wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [CELEBRITY] :: BE IN MY MUSIC VIDEO! And though we wont get to webchat, you will also get (2) tickets to any show with backstage access, the original autographed sheet music, Special Edition T-Shirt, 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND your name printed on the "Beauty in the Breakdown" Album credits as well as on my wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com ** The video is being shot in Raleigh, NC in January (after Kickstarter is done) - all you have to do is get there! **

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    [ALL ACCESS] :: You get a unique, One-Of-A-Kind oversize print of Jean Morisson, with a handwritten dedication AND you get to spend a day on the set of my music video! We'll get to Webchat all about it, and I'll also give you (2) tickets to any show with backstage access, the original autographed sheet music, Special Edition T-Shirt, 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND your name printed on the "Beauty in the Breakdown" Album credits as well as on my wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com ** The video is being shot in Raleigh, NC in January (after Kickstarter is done) - all you have to do is get there! **

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    [TOP 100] :: I'm printing a very small run of a "Beauty in the Breakdown" Yearbook. I'll personally sign it for you, along with the core crew. Also, for being TOP 100 and up, you get a special dedication on Video from me to you. :: You also get to webchat with me, (2) tickets to any show with backstage access, ORIGINAL autographed music charts from the "Beauty in the Breakdown" studio sessions, Special Edition T-Shirt, 3 Special Edition posters with handwritten lyrics, 2 autographed MorissonPoe CD's, autographed "Beauty in the Breakdown" CD, Single download, Maxi-Single download ALL before they're released AND your name printed on the "Beauty in the Breakdown" Album credits as well as on my wall of Thank You's on JeanMorisson.com

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    [TOP 10] :: Spend a day in the studio with me! (You take care of your own travel, please). Be a part of the creation of my upcoming album, "Beauty in the Breakdown". After the session, I'll send you a scrapbook from our day with pictures and other mementos. :: You also get everything in the TOP 40 & TOP 100 tiers.

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    [DIAMOND RECORD] :: You are my Executive Producer, and will be listed as such on the album jacket and credits. You also get your choice (first come, first served) of 1 of 4 sheet music lead sheets from the Avatar / Power Station sessions of Nile Rodgers, Vernon Reid, producer Diego Paul Sanchez and Jean Morisson. These are the parts handwritten by me, Diego, Nile and Vernon, and only one of each exists. You also get the ROUGH MIX from the day you spend in the studio with me, the TEST PRESSING. If the record goes Gold or better, you get a Gold, Platinum or Diamond Record, with YOUR name on it as Executive Producer for your wall. You also get everything in the PLATINUM RECORD, GOLD RECORD, TOP 10, TOP 40 and TOP 100 tiers. ** We'll schedule the live show at your place date in accordance with my touring schedule - I'll take care of my Continental US travel, you take care of travel if it's International, please) **

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