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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 24 2019 6:31 AM UTC +00:00
$6
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 24 2019 6:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, my name is Sophie! 

I'm making my FIRST collection of songs record and I need your help!

We are raising $4,000* in 30 days to release my debut song collection called:

               We are not Bipolar: WE’RE TEENAGERS

If I don't reach my GOAL, all contributions will be refunded entirely, and the album won't happen.


I'm an independent singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist artist.

I'm also a full-time student studying in Guatemala and in the process of moving to the states. I'm trying to make a difference in this world but through a slightly different filter. I believe there are many ways to make an impact in those around you - and I believe music is one of them. Music has the ability to touch you in ways nothing and no one can.

I took my first dance lesson when I was 3 (danced continuously for 11 years), competed for 3 years, took my first piano lesson when I was 9, picked up my first ukulele and was self-taught when I was 15 and began writing songs somewhere in between. Needless to say I LOVE music. I have always shared with those around me the love I have for it and the power it has. I do it because I want others to get a glimpse of what I see – and in turn be touched by the words and what the music transcends. 

The Process 

I'm a full time student...trying to take SATs, focus on getting the best grades I can, get into my #1 school and because that is not enough to do (lol) I want to record my first album... It is SUPER stressful. The workload is intense. But what has kept me grounded throughout this trying time is my music. 

Living in Guatemala has given me a new angle and filter in life. To the point where my music has truly grown. Before I was never able to take it to the next level.  Perhaps it was a mix of lacking confidence, along with not having the right recording equipment and not having a group of people around me that truly believed in me. 

Last Summer I decided to take a risk and display my songwriting publicly-it was super scary! I was taken back by the public and the love and support they had for me! To the point that they inspired me to continue that much more! I continued to write songs and music endlessly.  To the point where I literally have a small collection now and I decided it is time to compile it and make it legitimate! 

I started with several home recorded demos, but that was not going to cut it.  We are currently in the process of making it happen in a real studio with professional equipment!


SPECTRUM OF EMOTION 

The focus of my lyrics and music are very specific. 

The end result is a collection of songs that touch on the spectrum of emotions a teenager undergoes momentarily, daily and during life changing events that are often brushed off as non-impactful.  I want this time in a young person’s life to not only be seen as one that is confusing, but rather as an in between-where two worlds collide and divide simultaneously (childhood and adulthood). 

I want to IMPACT MY LISTENERS with the raw reality of a young person’s vulnerable emotions.  The search for sense of belonging, being understood, knowing whether we are truly accepted and loved, followed simultaneously by the feeling of emptiness is very real.  Unfortunately, it is not always a passing phase society personifies and hopes it is.

There's a piece of me in each of my lyrics and in turn each song,  I'm incredibly proud of all the work that I and those whom are supporting me have done to make this happen and continue to do so. I know this will transcend and you will love the end result! 


The Budget

$4,000 will cover costs from:

  • Studio Time and Engineering expenses
  • Mixing and mastering 
  • Vinyl duplication / iTunes / Spotify fees
  • Copyright fees
  • Kickstarter's 5% fee AND payment processing fee (3-5%)
  • Album and Collection Artwork


                                 Any pledge amount will help (WooHoo!!)



In the meantime, you could also consider CHECKING out my page

https://letra-fresca.com

 What is letra-fresca? 

Letra Fresca literally translated means “fresh words.” This is what I want my lyrics and music to be to my audience-fresh words and sounds intertwined into something completely new.  I made this the name of my page because that is what my song lyrics are-transparent and free. 


Also consider CHECKING out my social-media channels:

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/letrafresca/

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/l3trafr3sca/

My aspirational goal is to be seen as an artist that goes beyond writing and singing about sex, drugs and other themes that music geared toward teenagers usually is-nowadays these themes are in my opinion scapegoats and superficial to a degree.  That is not ALL teenagers deal with, there is so much in between that is left out. I want to come across as transparent and real and send the real message to those who are willing to listen. I want to be seen like so many in my generation want to be- FREE to be who they really are-without being affected by any diluents or additives of society. 

Risks and challenges

If this campaign does not meet the goal within 30 days, you will be refunded for the entirety of your pledge. The album won't be able to happen at this time (scary, but I have faith!).

Rest assured, I will be out and spreading the word as much as possible throughout this campaign, and I will work to make this succeed.

Of course, there is always the possibility of extenuating circumstances causing delay. If there is a delay for any reason, I promise to be very honest and communicative about where we are in the process.

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Funding period

- (30 days)