People invent out of need, because what they need does not yet exist. So with songwriting and production and sound engineering, I write songs and create music because I have a need. Because what I need to hear doesn't exist. With this project, I have decided to to create it myself.
I am Natalie Live and I am a singer, songwriter, and producer.
With a little backstory, I have performed with bands and vocal groups in a range of genres from clubs to parks and bars and everywhere in between. Creating music has been a passion and a hobby since I was a child. Its even been a profession throughout the years since. A few years ago, one of the best decisions I've ever made was deciding to produce and engineer my own songs. Learning and exploring this side of music has been a long rewarding journey, not to mention very hard work! But the creative freedom that came to me immediately from doing this has opened the door for me to fully express myself in every facet of music recording. This was something I was never able to do before through the years of collaborating and hiring professionals to produce my songs.
As a woman producing my own album entirely on my own, I also want this work to empower other women in music to be more independent; to produce, write and engineer and have more ownership of their art in the industry. Women having ownership and creative freedom in the music industry is incredibly important as it will influence other women in other lines of work to strive for the same independence.
Thankfully the music I have created so far have been received so well that, as my most ambitious music project yet, I have put together my own full length LP! Pushed by popular demand and the continuous urging of friends and fans this amazing work has ben most fulfilling. I invite you to listen to my songs and other music I've recorded online! You can find me and my songs online by clicking any of the links below:
My album follows love in all of life's stages, a concept everyone can relate to and something that I have studied consistently through writing music. The style of this compilation is completely my own, with warm lush electronic sounds, story-like lyrics and tribal and ethnic rhythms and percussion.
The recording, mixing and mastering of the album is fully completed however, I need your help to complete the next steps! With your assistance, I aim to raise $4800 so that I can finish making the highest quality album possible for you and the rest of the public. By meeting this goal, I will be able to release this wonderfully honest and intimate album by December 17th and share my music the way I've always intended it to be shared, an album release live show - the Natalie Live way! By meeting my goal of $4800, you will help in putting together the following list:
- CD Replication (1000 cds)
- CD Case and Insert
- Graphic Design and Artwork
If my goal isn't met my project won't be funded and you wont be charged anything. But this would be so sad because this collection of songs I believe is truly unique and I am so incredibly excited to share it!
Since the completion of this recording I have formed a wonderful connection to the music I've made and the stories told in these songs. I know it will leave a lasting impression on you as well and I can't wait to bring this album to fruition and in your hands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.