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5 years since our Kickstarter debut, and notwithstanding great sacrifice from family, we are ecstatic to say "Album 2 is ready for U!"
"Get Right" successfully funded! Now diligently preparing rewards. *Shipments begin in Sept. Latecomers may choose from multiple album packages: shop.sunsetalliance.com or facebook.com/theloyalwife **One single per month will be released throughout 2017.
"Get Right" successfully funded! Now diligently preparing rewards. *Shipments begin in Sept. Latecomers may choose from multiple album packages: shop.sunsetalliance.com or facebook.com/theloyalwife **One single per month will be released throughout 2017.
162 backers pledged $6,839 to help bring this project to life.

Single of the Month | "Fast"

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Fast As I Can by Loyal Wife (GET RIGHT single #7)

Single cover design for 'Fast' by Madi Altman
Single cover design for 'Fast' by Madi Altman

Written for a beautiful girl who did not see herself in the same way as those of us who cherished her; instead was burdened and smothered under the weight of the darkness she carried by her abusers.

The song structure for ‘Fast’ began during sound check at Jason Corman's Bumbles Bounce studio (where I had recorded the acoustic tracks for Art For Starters double-album + 3 acoustic songs for Before Braille Spring Cleaning). With Jason’s encouragement, I went home that night and recorded a demo with my Casio SA20 and sort of tucked the song away. 

Years later during the Get Right sessions, David Jerkovich heard the demo and recommended we bring it back to life. 

From the 'Get Right' track selection phase, these are David Jerkovich's original notes:  “Fast As I Can - One of my favorites..."
From the 'Get Right' track selection phase, these are David Jerkovich's original notes: “Fast As I Can - One of my favorites..."


At that time I thought a lot about the lyrical content and since then it started to develop into a song to for my friend Yoonhee Kim. 
 

She took her life a few years ago. She could be incredibly creative, generous, quick-witted and especially fun. She spoke at least 4 languages in which she seemed to pick them up in only a couple of months. 
 

Yoonhee giving Annelise getting a quick style & trim.
Yoonhee giving Annelise getting a quick style & trim.

Our time with Yoonhee (and her boyfriend, Charlie) in Korea was really special to us.


This month's song has grown to be one of my favorites. I’m grateful to Annelise for allowing me the time/resources to record it and to David Jerkovich for bringing it back to life. Here’s David’s perfectly done alternate version:

Feelings stemming from Yoonhee's decision have been dark and contagious. I regret not doing more to uplift our dear friend. If you want see some of Yoonhee's art or more photos go to the Fast page.

Photo by Charlie Frankline
Photo by Charlie Frankline

Sometimes I feel I lose sight of what this project is meant to be. It's an invitation for all of us to reach out to those we love and who we can depend. I hope we can exercise our hearts and minds to 'get right' and put ourselves in a position to be that source for others. 

Yoonhee.
Yoonhee.

Forgive me when I get lost in details. Please reach out if I can help any of you in any way.

Love,
DPJ

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—— Thank you for my Kickstarter backers. Most of the rewards are complete. Great progress made, but I had a 3 pretty major setbacks. I can detail them for you in the comments section of this update, should anyone request.

Prepping my screens for printing pillowcases!
Prepping my screens for printing pillowcases!

 

Decided to screenprint a couple t-shirts as well. Comment below to order sizes.
Decided to screenprint a couple t-shirts as well. Comment below to order sizes.

 

Cassettes! Side A: GET RIGHT. Side B: a surprise from me circa 1989-96.
Cassettes! Side A: GET RIGHT. Side B: a surprise from me circa 1989-96.

 

What? I didn't know Poison put out an album on "Jensen Records?"
What? I didn't know Poison put out an album on "Jensen Records?"

 

Completed pillowcase. Yeah, got some screenprinting experience. Only a couple avail. Msg below or see shop.sunsetalliance.com soon.
Completed pillowcase. Yeah, got some screenprinting experience. Only a couple avail. Msg below or see shop.sunsetalliance.com soon.

 

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Questions? See comment section below or message me on Facebook.

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    1. LOYAL WIFE 2-time creator on August 31

      yes, we have a medium in grey. Send $15 (or more if you wanna help w/ shipping. no biggie) to Paypal or Venmo:
      https://www.paypal.me/davidpauljensen
      https://venmo.com/davidpauljensen

      Make sure to leave your address.

      Thanks for the compliment, brother. Means a lot, especially for this song. Best, David

    2. Supermechanical on August 31

      My favorite so far. Thank you for the story that goes with it.
      Prolly for a men's M shirt. Grey?