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Project Update: We did it! YOU did it! We officially raised all the funds to record the LP and then some! If you wanted to pledge, but missed the opportunity, there is still time to pre-order below!
Project Update: We did it! YOU did it! We officially raised all the funds to record the LP and then some! If you wanted to pledge, but missed the opportunity, there is still time to pre-order below!
216 backers pledged $14,624 to help bring this project to life.
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JENEE HALSTEAD | DISPOSABLE LOVE PRE-SALE

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It’s finally happening!  

After four years I am finally getting back into the studio.  I am so excited to be releasing my third LP and my 5th studio release.  Backers are the philanthropists of the current artist fundraising model, and your support allows me to grow my career and expand my reach to a larger audience.  And to do the one thing I love doing most: recording and performing music!

You are the record label and together WE CAN make this happen!  There are some great Kickstarter rewards: a curated digital album of rare songs, outtakes and demos, a new T-Shirt, vocal coaching sessions, creativity workshops, private concerts and I am finally printing my first vinyl album!  

Here is the break down of what needs to happen:

TO FINISH THE ALBUM: $13,000 

This is the BARE MINIMUM to get the album made (without manufacturing).

  • Producer, engineer, and musicians: $7,000
  • Studio time: $3,000 
  • Mixing/Mastering: $3,000 

ULTIMATE GOAL: $18,500 

This is what I would LOVE to raise to cover all costs associated with making this album.

  • Printing CDs/Vinyl: $2,500
  • Artwork/Photography/Album Art: $1,500 
  • Fees & Admin: $1,500

INTRO AND ALBUM INSPIRATION:

This spring, I’m am heading into the studio after four long years to record a new album. I’ve assembled an incredible team to work on the album, including Boston Award Winning Producer Dave Brophy (Ruby Rose Fox, Will Dailey, The Maxims), engineer Andy Pinkham and some of our favorite local players. 

In 2015, I put out an EP called Edge of the World (produced by Sean McLaughlin), my third studio release, which garnered new recognition. I had planned on immediately going back into the studio to create a full length album, but my life took a different direction (as it often does) and I spent several years rethinking what I was going to do with my career and my personal life, and how I could improve first and foremost as a human and secondly as an artist and a performer.  For this new album, I aim to create a different sound and dramatic feel to reflect some of the deeper states of personal introspection, loss and profound growth (both personally and professionally) I have experienced since the last EP.

 I am also trying to create a conversation. I guess it is a conversation I have been having with myself for the last five years.  I am trying to find a way into connection from feelings of isolation.  An isolation that I see and feel is the core cause of our disconnection in our society and a reason why we aren’t creating more solutions to global issues together.  This isolation seems to be subdividing us and creating hate and blame where there should be connection, problem solving, healing and asking bigger questions with respectful discourse. In the next few years, I am hoping create a platform though music and art where people can pose these larger questions and bring their voice to the table.  Where anyone can be a part of the creation of music and art.  Part of the start of this album Disposable Love is to build the foundation for a larger community project where this can take place.  We are at a time where our hearts and our planet are in need restoration. I believe this dialogue ultimately starts within the self.  In the dark places. In the places where we curse ourselves, reject ourselves, and struggle to hold all the delicate hurts in the shadows instead of bringing them into the light. This where music and the voice come in.  Music is a bridge for connecting people all over the world and way for us to heal and find comfort to painful or difficult situations.  Our voices can be heard and expressed through someone’s understanding of what we are experiencing.  We feel less alone. 

Through the writing, I have been trying to grapple with and understand larger concerns for our planet and our society as we race to deal with a rapidly changing world.  With faster and faster technologic advances, social media platforms that steal our precious time and attention, create cultural instability (looking at the cultural climate since 2016)  and feelings of not enoughness and comparison on a personal level. I feel like we are being distracted into missing the bigger picture. The bigger picture of our divinity and our connectivity - our need for each other.  You know, the light stuff.  It's been a wonderful exploration trying to put words and music to these larger and sometimes incomprehensible issues.  I am certainly not going to tackle them all on this album.  Again, what I ultimately aim to do is to create a connection and a platform for community discussion of these issues through and from the songs. I hope this album will branch off into a bigger project, one that also incorporates contributions from other artists.  Your support of this project allows me share these songs, these concerns and hopefully create a connection with you and with a larger audience.

Thank you for your interest in finding out more, and I hope you'll consider supporting this project!  

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges. As with any creative process, snags may arise, though I have the benefit of learning from the experiences of my three previous album fundraising projects.

We have already begun the process of recording, and are committed to keeping on track with our production schedule. Recording should be completed by late June and CDs/Vinyl will be manufactured by mid to late July. Rewards should be delivered by the end of August. If the album takes longer than our proposed release date it is only because I want it to be perfect. I will keep you updated if this occurs.

Thank you to all the incredible photographers that have captured or reported on live music over the years. Here are the credits:
Slide 1: Luc Bezemer
Slide 2: Amanda Ambrose (cover)
Slide 8: Anna Rae (article)
Slide 9: Jon Beckley
Slide 12: Caleb Cole (poster)
Slide 14: Caroline Alden (newspaper)
Slide 15: Theo Looijmans
Slide 16: Joey Phoenix (website)
Slide 17: Alexander Horn
Slide 18: Justin Saglio (article)
Slide 19: Neale Eckstein
Slide 21: Chuck Losey
Slide 22: German Schauss
Slide 23: Jason Stonehouse

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    I AM IN

    There is a way for everyone to be involved. Thank you for embarking on this journey with us. We love you!

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    BETTER TOGETHER

    Be the first to own a copy of the digital album! This increases your cool factor, but you knew that!

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    I'M A FAN

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    I JOINED THE TEAM

    You like me enough to wear my name on your chest. Well, bless your heart! Look out for a brand new Jenee Halstead T-Shirt!

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    IT'S GETTING SERIOUS

    I will be pressing my first ever vinyl album and you will be integral to this printing process. For the record, I love you.

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    INFLUENCER

    You are passionate about independent artists and you understand the value music brings into people's lives. Receive a bundle of 4 Autographed CDs to share with your friends!

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    FAN CLUB STARTER PACKAGE

    Get all the basics - a Digital Download, an autographed CD and a T-Shirt!

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    SELF CARE BOX

    I will send you a questionnaire and then I will curate a special box for you of some of my favorite self care and energy healing items such as crystals, stones or candles. I will also include a breathing, meditation or mindfulness practice, or a favorite poem or quote. I will also include something to clear the space in your home or office.

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    SUPER FAN PACKAGE

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    WE ARE LIVE

    Get two tickets to any show of mine. Take part in the live experience with two reserved tickets in the front row. I will dedicate a song to you and give you an autographed copy of the evening's set list. Not sure if I am coming to your town? Message me through Kickstarter and let me know where you live and I will let you know if I plan to tour through your town! (this offer is exclusive to the US and Europe).

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    YOU SHALL SING

    1 hour of private vocal or performance coaching from Jenee. Beginners are welcome. Or give the lesson as a gift to someone you love! Available through this Kickstarter only. To be scheduled at an agreed upon time in 2019/2020. Lesson available via Skype, FaceTime or in person.

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    SONGWRITING OR CREATIVITY SESSION

    I will meet with you for a one-hour writing session, to help you find and develop your song or assist you with diving deep on a creative project. We can meet in person in the greater Boston area, or via Skype anywhere!

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    MENTORING/COACHING SESSION

    In my business Inner Song, I coach individuals on how to live a more unique, creative and fully expressed life. Together we access your personal story and find your unique pearl of wisdom. We then brainstorm ways to leverage your greatest strengths while looking at and unraveling the stories that are holding you back or no longer serving you. This is available as a one to one session via Skype or FaceTime. To be scheduled at agreed upon time in 2019/2020.

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    CURATOR

    Jenee has curated a digital album of acoustic demos, unreleased tracks, studio outtakes, covers and more! Available only through this Kickstarter! In addition, choose to receive the new album on CD or vinyl!

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS

    You are so cool, and so supportive of the arts, you decided to have your name in the liner notes of this CD and Vinyl. That is cool baby, shout it from the roof top! You make the world go round.

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    THE TOTAL PACKAGE

    Take your pick of three one hour vocal or performance lessons with Jenee, a 90 minute one to one mentoring or coaching session on anything you are trying to improve (within my wheelhouse) or a 2 hour creativity workshop where we go over songs, poems and ways to dive into your creativity. Available via Skype or Facetime. To be scheduled at agreed upon times in 2019/2020. Can be gifted to 3 people.

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    CONCERT PRODUCER #1

    PRIVATE SOLO CONCERT - Host an unforgettable evening of music for your friends and family in your living room or backyard. You can accept donations/contributions from your audience to offset this cost. Travel is included if it is within a two hour radius of Boston. Please reach out to me on Kickstarter to discuss dates and arrangements.

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    CONCERT PRODUCER #2

    PRIVATE DUO CONCERT - Host an unforgettable evening of music for your friends and family in your living room or backyard. I will bring along one of my favorite side players to spice up the evening. You can accept donations/contributions from your audience to offset this cost. Travel is included if it is within a two hour radius of Boston. Please reach out to me on Kickstarter to discuss dates and arrangements.

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    ADOPT-A-SONG

    Be an executive producer for a song on the album - musicians, engineer, mixing and mastering! If you live in Boston you are welcome to come for a few hours and view the process.

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Funding period

- (30 days)