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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.

Six Months In

Posted by Kirsten Opstad (Creator)

A week from today it will have been six months since this Kickstarter project reached it's goal. I thought I’d come to you folks to let you know how things are going and share some exciting news:

Tour - I just returned from a month-long national tour to promote Fear of Swimming. I got to play over fifteen shows in ten states, all without a car and only the clothes and technology that would fit in my backpack.  Thanks to the tour, I was able to get my album heard by new people all over the country. If you’re interested, you can read more about it on my blog here:

Battleground - The final song from the album – Back to Sleep – is going to be featured on Battleground, a Hulu original show. Check it out! Episode 10 is available starting Tuesday April 17th – watch, leave comments, and share it on Facebook/Twitter. It all helps. Here’s the link:

Reviews - Since the release in January, I’ve gotten some great reviews & mentions of the album. Fear of Swimming has been mentioned/reviewed inThe Boston Globe, The Metro, AfterEllen.comThe Noise Boston, The Deli New England, Shoestring NewsThe Drewniverse and Click the links to read the reviews.

Homecoming Show - For all of you that are in Boston, please join me for a homecoming show & celebration this upcoming Sunday April 22nd at the Davis Square Theatre at 8pm followed by an official post-show celebration at Saloon. Join the Facebook event here:

In short, things are going great. The support that originated in this Kickstarter campaign continues to fuel the momentum of the album and my aristic ambitions. Thank you for everything.


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