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After years of producing and broadcasting from her bedroom, singer-songwriter Kirsten Opstad is making a new, full-length studio album.
136 backers pledged $5,301 to help bring this project to life.

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Update: We did it! We reached the fundraising goal! This is actually happening. Any money raised from this point on will go toward making the album better and publicizing the hell out of it.

Hi, my name is Kirsten and I'm a Boston-based singer-songwriter raising money to make a new full-length album. (Click here to listen to my music)

Recently, my friend Whit asked me to write a song for a documentary he’s making. It’s called Rolled, it’s about being young, taking risks, and TP-ing houses. In exchange for writing the song, I have the opportunity to make a full-length, professionally recorded album for a discounted rate. The only catch is that I have to have everything recorded, mixed & mastered in time for the film to be submitted to SXSW on November 15th.

The final track list, album artwork, musical arrangement and title will be coming together throughout the duration of the Kickstarter campaign and likely through November 15th. I’ll be blogging and posting videos to keep supporters updated on the process of the album while we all raise money for it. You can check that out on the Updates tab of this Kickstarter page or follow my album blog at kick.kirstenopstad.com

The funds raised through this campaign will go towards paying for recording, mixing, mastering, duplicating and distributing the album.

This will be the best thing I've ever made. I'd love for you to be a part of it.

Thank you so much for your time and for your support.

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    Digital download of exclusive Kicksong, inspired by the music I wrote for the video.

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    Pre-release digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Album postcard with handwritten lyrics to the song of your choice + all of the above

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    Signed album poster + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Digital copies of my first two CDs and a signed hard copy of A Little Unhappy EP + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    I'll cover any song you want and post it on my Youtube channel + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A song written for you and put up on Youtube! (and maybe the album, if it’s awesome) + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Invitation to sit in for some of the recording session. I’ll put your clapping hands to work and credit you in the liner notes + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Living Room Show! I will come to you and sing songs for you and your friends. Plus you get to choose the set list. (if you live outside of the Boston, NY or LA area, you’ll have to help me get to you) + signed hard copy of the album + digital copy of the album + Kicksong

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You just paid for the album. You'll be credited as Executive Producer. Fifty signed copies of the album & show poster, your name in 14pt font in the liner notes, and I will throw a giant CD release party in your hometown.

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