Last year I released a book and a 4-song album, both called 'So Am I'. Both are about finding Rest in the midst of uncertainty and fear. I wrote all of it during the 14-month life of our daughter Olivia.
'Dance Again' is a follow-up project to 'So Am I'.
After Olivia died, I knew I wanted to create something like this, so I kept track of everything I wrote during that time. I had no idea how dark and painful those months were going to get. I had originally pictured something similar to 'So Am I', but what came out of me during this time was not as pretty. To be honest, I'm nervous to share much of it. But the more time I've spent with this material, shaping it into a book and an album, the more beauty and life I see mixed in with the grief and pain.
I'm happy to share it with you. All of it.
Please consider partnering with me to make this project a reality. The goal amount includes the cost of creating the book and of recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing the album to vinyl.
I anticipate the book releasing mid 2018 and the album releasing late 2018, with some singles being released in the meantime. Check the backer rewards for ways to receive early access to these releases. And for the ultimate backers, let's set up a private concert, where I'll perform both albums chronologically, as a single story, live!
I believe we have much to learn about the value of grief, not as a necessary step in healing, but as THE way to heal. I believe also that grief applies to all of us, not just those going through the obvious things - we're all in need of healing. I hope this project somehow helps bring that healing.
Risks and challenges
* All dates will be dependent on the recording process, the book editing process, and then on the manufacturing process. I'm setting release dates on everything as late 2018, but it's likely things will be released earlier than that. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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