"Your song changed me today. You pulled me out of misery, across the nation, with a song. You can help people feel the truth of the Light when they're lost. I know because you just did this for me. ...I cannot thank you enough."
Last week, I was humbled to get these words in my inbox about "Human For Me," a song from this new album, "God of Fireflies."
I've named this Kickstarter campaign "Release the Light" for this reason. It seems little songs like to float all over the world, sneaking through locked fences (of the heart-aww), seemingly appearing out of nowhere - sometimes after the coldest winters - to share their light and hope.
I took the songwriting very seriously on this album, rewriting line after line of each song, trying to get across what I believe are inspired ideas, meant to reach a broader audience... but you are the base audience/the grassroots/the most important audience, that makes it possible!
I'm excited to partner with you guys in the release of "God of Fireflies!" $7,800 is half the cost of this full-length CD, (I'm funding the rest) - and it may seem like a huge number... the video explains more about why the total cost is so ambitious - but this goal is more than possible!
*Even if half of you generous people (let's go w/ FB fan page number) gave only $30, it raises way more than this! But...if the goal is not met, the money returns to everyone and it all goes back to zero! The coach turns back into a pumpkin....the horses into mice...the dress back to rags... what a great movie, though. Chubby little Gus is my favorite. But I digress. This campaign is all you, fairytalers!
More about the reasons/financial setbacks/ why I'd love your help (that is not my fancy house, by the way, lol), and the opportunities for these songs to be used for movies/TV/radio/commercials - in the video above!
Video by James Webb ~ he did a fantastic job. Website: storycellar.co
Thanks so much, you guys. Please check out the creative gifts and incentives to the right! I worked hard coming up with ideas I thought you might enjoy. :)
Stay tuned for updates and fun contests!
*See below for prize descriptions/photos, and btw, here's the 11-song track list for "God of Fireflies"
Re: Jar of Fireflies! -gifts over $50
You'll receive a 16oz jar with warm white fairy lights (replaceable batteries) I added flowers for you for daytime beauty. (otherwise just looks like wires in a jar) :)
Re: Prizes #9-12: (Cindy Dyer Photography, and Tammy Rochelle's Art/Products, and Zoe Lilly's Art), here are options below:
CINDY DYER'S PHOTOGRAPHY (comes as 5x7 w/ an 8x10 mat):
TAMMY ROCHELLE'S PAINTINGS AND FIREFLY EARRINGS!
MEN'S SHAVING GIFT SET:
(cocoscrubs.com products from Tammy Rochelle Bamber)
ZOE LILLY'S ART!
Risks and challenges
The hope is that all rewards will be mailed out by the mail-out date specified. In case of delays in manufacturing "God of Fireflies" or the love song CD (10 business day turnarounds), it could take up to one extra month to get all packages assembled and mailed out to you wonderful people!
*The mail-out date is for CDs, firefly jars, friends' artwork, and firefly-canvas-print... not for more time-consuming endeavors like hand-painted artwork by me, personal songs/recordings, or services offered! If it's ok, we'll discuss and agree on a good deadline? :)
*Currently, I am out of "Headed Back" CDs, but it doesn't mean you won't get one if it's a physical CD you choose as a reward! I'm also running low on "You're Still Better" CDs - and FOR BOTH, I'm trying to get them slightly remixed (mostly vocal volume louder, as some have mentioned straining to hear lyrics over the music) ;) so I'm trying to get that done before re-manufacturing more! When they come in, I will ship these to you ASAP for no additional shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (27 days)