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$1,629
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
58
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Ever since I joined the Theme Music group on Facebook, I've been wanting to make a collaborative album with the people I've met there, but the thought of starting it always intimidated me too much. I kept thinking about it in terms of responsibility. I kept telling myself, "I just have to write songs. If I write songs, I can assemble people, and everything else will fall together." It never even occurred to me to actually ask for help, until the beginning of this year. I introduced myself to the concept of writing songs with people, not alone, and having other people closely involved with the conception and creation of this album. As soon as that idea clicked, I was off and running.


The funny thing about this, was that a lot of the people I asked already HAD songs/ideas they had been sitting on, and were eager and ready to toss me a few to work with. I was so relieved and grateful, honestly. To have confirmation and solidarity that we're all just humans was really reassuring. Some people wanted me to start things off, which I was happy to do. Some wrote music. Some wrote words. Some wrote both. Some just listened, and created a perfect part to go with whatever was there already. I cannot stress enough how incredibly important each person is to the creation of this album. It has also been a long-time goal of mine to work with one of my favorite cartoonists, Lev Yilmaz. I finally managed to connect with him, and he was able to do all the art for this project. I could not be happier with how it all turned out.

The album cover, done by Lev Yilmaz.
The album cover, done by Lev Yilmaz.

As I said, I've been yearning to do this for years, and to think that it's actually almost *completed* is nuts to me. This album is so deeply personal, and it is such a tremendous group effort. There are so many unique voices all throughout it. I literally could not have made it without everyone's help, and now I am asking for just a little bit more help to get it completed and printed. All of the funding I receive will go towards production costs, and anything extra will be put towards my next big musical project. I don't think I've ever been prouder of anything I've created, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. I thank you for supporting the arts, and remind you that no matter how big or small a contribution you can make, it all helps, and it all matters SO much to me. I greatly appreciate it.

Risks and challenges

Producing an album is hard, that's a given. I do not need much to complete this project, and once it's done, I can share this music that I've been so passionately creating for so long. I may even have enough to do more, like a music video!

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