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The songs are ready and the heart is full now all I need is you. ​Help me raise $10k in 21 days to record my second full length album.
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Music is a beautiful thing. It opens doors and affords us the opportunity to know one another in a unique kind of way.

Last year I was stopped on the side of a road by a girl in Germany who spoke to me with tears welling in her eyes about the deepest peace she'd ever experienced at my show the night before. The year before that I received an email from a new friend in California describing how they played my album 'Posters' every day while they worked their way out of a difficult relationship with alcoholism. I was approached by a woman after another show who explained to me that listening to my album and praying it through day after day helped her out of depression and a suicidal season of her life.

Music transcends in a world where everybody's looking for peace and everyone is longing for love.

Music in itself is a connection worth pursuing as an artist and I've always loved doing that. But it is as much about that boundary-less human connection with cultures and peoples everywhere as it is about offering you the best of me musically.

These last few years I've poured all the resource I can into pursuing these human connections around the world. Now, after writing what I believe is my best work yet I need your help to record this album and share these new poems and new stories.

I say my best work yet because I've grown. Who I understand myself to be and who I understand God to be has grown. I feel a new freedom in my writing and a new desire to let out what's been dwelling in the deep places. I'm excited about sharing that with you and I feel like I've written songs that will do exactly that.

This target alongside my own funds will help me to record this album with a talented group of people locally. I've pulled together a team I think will make a great album and I'm excited about what we'll produce. 

By partnering with me in this Kickstarter you are personally adding your touch to this work and helping me to record another album. I can't do it without you and I'm thankful that you're considering coming along with me on this journey.

Here's to another exciting chapter!

Much love,

Strahan.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks associated with any creative endeavor. Albums live and breathe and have their own life and they can sometimes take a few months longer than expected. Every now and then a technical trial adds the need for more work and as with any project these unforeseeable glitches can take time and resource to work through. The amount I'm aiming for in this project includes some breathing space in the anticipation of any of those unforseen quirks.

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    Pledge NZ$ 5 or more About $3

    DIPPIN' THE TOES IN.

    Digital download of the first single.

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    Pledge NZ$ 15 or more About $10

    PLAIN & SIMPLY DIGITAL.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Digital download of the album a week before everyone else.

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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About $17

    GET PHYSICAL.

    Digital download of the first single.
    A signed physical copy of the album.
    A personal handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.

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    Pledge NZ$ 35 or more About $23

    GET YOUR NAME ON IT.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Signed physical copy of the album.
    Handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    Your name in the liner notes.

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    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $33

    A PERSONAL NOTE.

    A digital download of the first single.
    A signed physical copy of the album.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    A handwritten lyric sheet for one of the new songs.
    A 20 minute skype hang out with me.

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    Pledge NZ$ 70 or more About $47

    SINGLE VINY PACK.

    Digital download of the first single.
    A signed physical copy of the album.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    An A5 album art print.
    Your name in the liner notes.
    A signed vinyl of the new album.

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    Pledge NZ$ 90 or more About $60

    JINGLE BELLS.

    Digital download of first single.
    2 x digital downloads of the new album (2016).
    2 x signed physical copies of 'Posters' album.
    2 x signed physical copies of the 'Feel The Night' EP.
    2 x personalised digital download cards of 'Water & Fire'
    Your name in the liner notes.
    2 x personal Merry Christmas notes from me.

    * The 'Posters' & 'Feel The Night' physicals, Water & Fire download codes and personalised Merry Christmas notes will be shipped and arrive no later than Dec 22nd.

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    Pledge NZ$ 130 or more About $86

    DOUBLE VINYL PACK.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Digital download of the new album.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    An A5 album art print.
    Your name in the liner notes.
    A signed vinyl of Posters.
    A signed vinyl of the new album.

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    Pledge NZ$ 130 or more About $86

    MY OWN PERSONAL HAT.

    Get my own hat as worn in the campaign photo above.

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    Pledge NZ$ 200 or more About $133

    JOIN ME IN THE STUDIO.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Signed physical copy of the album.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    Your name in the liner notes.
    Come hang out with me in the Studio for a night and hear a full album preview. We can hang and you can ask questions about the songs and the process

    *The studio is based in Auckland so any travel to get there will be at a personal expense :)

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    Pledge NZ$ 400 or more About $266

    FOR THE INTERNATIONALS.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Signed physical copy of the album.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    Your name in the liner notes.
    An A5 album art print.
    A one hour skype living room show/hangout for you and your friends!

    * This one's weird and cool all at the same time. Just bring a bunch of mates round, hook up your skype to your TV and it'll be like I'm in your living room!

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    Pledge NZ$ 900 or more About $599

    LIVING ROOM SHOW - NZ ONLY.

    Digital download of the first single.
    Signed physical copy of the album.
    Signed physical copies of all available physical albums.
    A handwritten thank you letter from yours truly.
    Your name in the liner notes.
    A living room show at your house (Auckland dates are really flexible but outside AKL shows will need to be attached to my touring in that area)

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Funding period

- (21 days)