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Greenlandic artist, Simon Lynge, is ready to make a new album - help make it amazing!
Greenlandic artist, Simon Lynge, is ready to make a new album - help make it amazing!
517 backers pledged $36,461 to help bring this project to life.

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I recorded my first album, The Future, in a converted garage in Encino, CA - having moved to Los Angeles from Copenhagen, Denmark, after falling in love with a girl in Pasadena (we are now married!). I performed at open mics in Hollywood and met enthusiastic people, who wanted to help me take my music to the World. I was young, shy and slightly overwhelmed, but I manifested an album that I'm really proud of and which got me signed to LoMax Records in London. Subsequently the album went to no. 1 on the Amazon UK charts, was in the iTunes UK Top 20 and got playlisted on Britain's largest radio station, BBC Radio 2. It landed me tours supporting Ingrid Michaelson, Morcheeba and Emmylou Harris and a gig at the legendary Glastonbury Festival (first ever Greenlandic artist) - placements in several films and TV series, but most importantly it helped me build a fan base of people who appreciate my particular brand of folky pop music...

"Love Comes Back To You" music video (featuring my dad on accordion)

"Infinitely You" music video:

If You Go music video:

Now it is time for the next chapter!!

I have loads of songs, I have the studio and musicians lined up, all I need is YOUR HELP to make the album and ensuing marketing campaign a reality, so not only you, but also those humans currently unaware of my existence and music will have a chance to discover it - this means making music videos, online/print advertising, and touring.

I have decided to make this album independent from a record label, but that doesn't mean by myself it means WITH YOU... 

$35K is the minimum I need to make the kind of album I want to make. It will cover musicians' fees, two weeks studio time, mixing, mastering, manufacturing of CD's and vinyl, travel/accommodation expenses plus postage/shipping costs to send out all the rewards to backers - Kickstarter also takes 5% and Amazon 3-5%. If I raise more I might have money for a music video, marketing and touring...

This is the track list (subject to change) for the new album:

Perpetual Now
Silver Light
Man On The Moon
Fast Adaptation
For Love
We Don't Want Life To End
Django's Song
I'm A Soul
Like A Rock
My Father Told Me
All The World Is Green
Drum Beat
The Worker
All You Try To Hide
The Absence of Fear

Please help me record them with some of the best musicians in the world!

(live footage in Kickstarter video shot by Mikisoq Lynge at Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland)

(Studio footage of "Perpetual Now" shot and edited by Keegan Gibbs at Woodshed Recording, Malibu, CA - http://www.woodshedrecording.com/)

("Perpetual Now" produced by Richard Gibbs at Woodshed Recording, engineered by Sal Ojeda and William Wells, mixed by Sal Ojeda, Mastered by Gavin Lurssen - http://lurssenmastering.com/)

("For Love" performed and produced by Simon Lynge. Footage shot near Kulusuk Airport, East Greenland, by Janna Marit and Simon Lynge)

Risks and challenges

If this project is fully funded, I don't see any obstacles to completing it; should any come up I will deal with them with focus, strength and love.

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    Digital download of Simon Lynge's new album.

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    Signed CD + a handwritten Simon Lynge lyric of your choice.

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    12" vinyl album + digital download.

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    Signed CD + Greenlandic reindeer antler necklace, handmade by Simon.

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    Signed CD + you get to sing backing vocals on a song on the album and be credited in the sleeve as such. You can either choose to come to the studio I'm recording in, at your own expense, or we will make arrangements to record remotely.

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    Executive Producer credit + 4 signed CD's + 12" vinyl album and Skype performance of five Simon Lynge songs of your choice.

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    Two signed CD's + original Simon Lynge song written and recorded for YOU. Simon will consult with you about title & theme of the song. Great gift for a special someone...

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    House Concert in your home - you write the setlist!, Executive Producer credit + 4 CD's + 12" vinyl album. (Travel and accommodation not included)

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    Accompany me on a 5-day trip to Qaqortoq, Greenland, and go fishing/hunting with my father and I. We will also entertain you with live music, surrounded by icebergs! (accommodation included, flights for backer + Simon not included) For one or two people.

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