Martina here! Let me (re)introduce myself—
So much can happen in just a few years, and in the 4 years since the release of my debut EP "Blank Walls", so much has.
After some much needed time growing, learning and reflecting I’m excited to finally share the story of my journey these past 4 years in the only way I know how — music.
Remembering my light: What “Illuminate” means to me
- Brighten with light
- Make lucid or clear
- To enlighten
- To decorate with lights, as in celebration
I’ve always known that music was my light— the little ember of a dream inside of me that gave me purpose and made me feel most alive. But with light, comes darkness and needless to say I learned relatively quickly that it takes constant hard work, love and dedication to nurture this light into a reality. Going at my own pace—growing and reflecting, at times over-thinking—along the way, this new found light finally feels ready to be shared beyond the confines of my heart and mind.
When my Grandma Luz, whose name literally translates to “light”, passed away in May of this year, I felt all the more so moved to honor her legacy. She had dedicated her own life to following her light and passions, and always inspired and supported me to do the same.
Your support: How you can be a part of this journey
2017 has been a year that has moved me, challenged me and most importantly inspired me. It wasn't until this year that things finally started to come together to make this new EP “Illuminate” a reality.Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to begin bringing these new carefully selected songs to life.
But with any large endeavor, I can’t do it alone. I need your help to fully realize this project with the hopes of releasing it in early 2018.
In order for this project to come to fruition we need to raise $4,500. These funds will go towards studio time, musicians, mastering, CD printing and merchandise.
If we do not reach our goal, your money will be returned back to you and this project will be postponed. However with your support, I wholeheartedly believe that together, we can make “Illuminate” a reality.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
No words can express my unending gratitude for all the love and support I’ve received since I first started my musical journey. Thank you for being by my side and inspiring me to keep writing and sharing music. I hope this album can inspire every listener to ignite and follow that light inside of them to live an illuminated life.
This new record would not be possible if it weren't for the talented individuals I've been working with in the studio. Special mention to aReJay Ella, Liam Reyes, Rony Feliz, Matt Pana, Sheldon Magbanua, Wendell Garcia.
Risks and challenges
Delays in the recording process. This could include time needed for tracking, editing, post-production, mixing, mastering, design/packaging and duplication.
Ultimately, if we don’t reach our goal of $4,500, all the backers will get their money back & the project will be postponed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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