This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, January 10 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my KickStarter Page and reading my story. I hope you'll join me
in making something amazing.... :-)
BE A PRODUCER ON THE NIGHTLIGHT EP
I have 31 days to get the funding together for The NightLight EP Visual Album...Fall into a fairytale with me this December and help me to produce a new music and video EP in 2019!
The most honest thing that I can say, is that without being signed to a label and with no high level management team behind me…the only way I can make new music happen, is through your rallying support.
One of the things I pray for every day, is the limitless financial ability to turn the lyrics and melodies that I lie awake with at night, into something tangible that can be shared. I will put as much as my own personal money behind this project as I can, because I believe in it with all my heart. And with every pledge, you’re actually giving me the gift of a mini record deal to back me up. Every dollar counts toward producing this album, and there is no contribution too small.
Music has always been something that made me feel powerful and safe, and has been a source of comfort... even in the darkest times. It is my nightlight.
And I hope for the Nightlight EP to become a reassuring light within it's music-something you can rock with in those moments when you remember what it’s like to be afraid of the dark.
I took a page from the Brother’s Grimm, and am using sing-song, allegory, and archetypes within classic literature, to tell the tales of some of my "Ever Afters." Super creative and junk, amiright?
I will be collaborating with some of my closest friends (who also happen to be amazing videographers, musicians, and dancers!), in order to create a theatrical correlative visual for each song. This Video Storybook will be one to remember-and one I hope that you will want to experience over and over again.
Most people that get funded are already super established, and already have a plethora of accolades and industry connections that would make them noteworthy enough to make it to the top of the “funding lists,” on any platform.
I’ve always rep’d the underdog, so that fact doesn't necessarily intimidate me. I’m not so cool that I can say I’ve toured the world or sung with all the legends…
I am def blithely aware that I’m launching this KickStarter next to campaigns for amazingly unique and critically acclaimed artists like Amanda Palmer, and pop cultural icons like TLC.
I mean. No Scrubs. C'mon. Do I really think my music can stand up to a classic like No SCRUBS??!!
Short answer: Yes. I really, really do. And I want to make you a believer, too!
When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to have a family. I used to write Santa Clause and ask for a mom and a dad that loved me no matter what. I longed for a big, "dinner-every- night-at-the-table and hug-it-out," type family, like the ones I saw on those cheesy 90's sitcoms.
I didn’t get my wish the way I pictured it back then, but the best part about becoming a performer, is the ability to live in that truth and use my own expression of it to help other people to be okay with theirs. I want people from all walks of life to learn to be okay with their own imperfection-however that is defined for them. Through my music, I want to show that we’re all a little broken and it’s the tattered bits that bind us together.
I’m sure there are a ton of other projects you could invest in that are super inspiring and revolutionary.
So why choose this one?
As a songwriter, my personal mission is to tell the stories that rarely get to be told because their orators are never given a voice to tell them, themselves. I tell the stories of the runaways, the outcasts, the fearless and self-proclaimed freaks. This is an album for the fighters of the world. This is the music of the people that everyone said would fall, yet continue to hang on to with clenched fists and bleeding hearts.
Truthfully, $5000 actually sounds like a million dollars to me. That's like. A lot to raise. But it's what we need. Studio recording/mixing/mastering costs, plus shooting a professional music video for each song? This is a mission. But I am ready for battle, and I hope you guys can join in as part of the BowBelle Army.
I can’t even imagine a life where I don’t have to work three jobs just to survive on my own and pay the rent. The daily grind is real. But because of that? I've learned how to be resourceful and I know how to stretch a dollar. I know that I can give you a what will look like a million dollar project, with as little as 5K.
Want to see me do it?
All you have to do is hit that button. Pick a perk, and watch me work. Sign me to your "pledge-label," and I got you covered. :)
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS
A 5k Kickstarter Record Deal from my Backers will Cover:
—The NightLight EP Studio Recording Costs: I am working hard to bring you the best possible sound for this album. The final product will feature 4-5 brand new original songs that are all professionally recorded, mixed and mastered at a Recording Studio in my stomping grounds of NYC.
—Filming The Visual Album (viewable on YouTube). We will be shooting Full length professional music videos for each song. Your Backing will cover the cost of a videographer, studio space/set, costumes, choreographers and dancers, for a full musical production (with special behind the scenes photos and videos available for backers-only!) Be sure to check out the perks to the right to fully immerse yourself in the experience!
—The NightLight PROMO KIT: (RadioPlay, Music Blog submissions, Photoshoots, and other Advertising Mediums)
All of this work would amount to very little without an audience to get in front of. Your support will help me to promote this new work, and get it heard by as many people as we can. Without Divulging too much, this music project is already on the radar of several prominent figures in the industry, (including network and television producers and A&R execs!). Your continued support will help to launch my music to the forefront of the listening party, and get heard. They're tapping their watches waiting to be wow'd so let's give 'em something to write home about! :-)
I believe we can do it. I believe that this project is worth the deal. And I hope you are excited about it enough to help produce it!
What can I do to help if I can't donate financially?
- Spread the word! Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, IG, Tumblr, or anywhere you see fit!
- Send cookies (Santa shouldn't get all the love this Month-Pass them over here, with a nice glass of milk cuz I'm going to need all the energy to keep the momentum up during the holiday season!) :-)
- During the 31 days of December as this campaign runs, I also invite you to share your own personal stories of how you overcame the odds, or experienced heartbreak, grief and love lost, using the hashtag #MyNightLight. Just like how fairytales were passed down for generations, our stories of resilience and faith can be shared to help light someone else’s way during those dark moments.
What does my music sound like?
- Search Adrielle Bow Belle anywhere music is sold or streamed
- Check out the unmastered recording of BEDTIME STORY, the lead single for NighLight in this limited release LYRIC VIDEO .
For more information and updates visit my Official Website.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk? NOT GETTING FUNDED. Kickstarter is all or nothing. So if we get to 2K? It's not happening. 4K? It's not happening. We gotta get to 5K. If we get fully funded-- Unless I step on a crack and break my own back, this album is 100% happening as promised. And that's BowBelle Honor. So tell your friends, your billionaire indie-music loving bosses, and everyone else you know that might be able to help. We got this! <3Learn about accountability on Kickstarter