Today I posted an update to all the people who donated to my Kickstarter campaign. If you didn’t know already, my whole album was funded by 70+ kind backers back in august of 2012. This album has been a slow brew so I decided to send out an update assuring everyone I hadn’t run off with their money. I decided to share the update with you all as well:
The reason I am updating today is to send assurances that the album is well under way. Not that anyone is waiting with baited breath at this point…
Though we missed our January 31st deadline, we are still making steady progress. The project is taking longer than anticipated due to technical difficulties (like computers crashing), the fact that both the producer and I have other jobs, and various road blocks. Though the devil has sent his distractions and frustrations, God has also had a hand over the process.
I praise Him for the wonderful progress we have made! Here’s where we’re at:
1. Album cover design is in its final stages. At this point we are mostly tweaking colors and text placement.
2. All recording is done except for a few additional parts we are adding in. (Hint: Eric and Monique Johnson are part of the additions!)
3. Production for 7 out of the 11 songs is basically done and the remaining 4 are well underway.
If you’ve tracked with me so far, I beg for your prayers. Though we can set goals (I’m hoping the album will be done by May, but I’m hesitant to even say that), we can’t control outside circumstances. The thing that slows us down the most is when we get distracted by other obligations, the producer and I disagree on musical direction (disagreeing is good sometimes, but it’s slow), and when we run into technical difficulties. Please pray specifically that we work quickly, harmoniously, and without technical difficulty.
Another teeny-tiny issue is finances. All your wonderful contributions have helped make this project possible, but sometimes in life things are more expensive than we anticipate. It looks like mastering is well over what I budgeted for, in fact possibly $1,000 over (yikes). Mastering is one of those things that helps separate well recorded and poorly recorded music, so it’s an important step that can’t be skipped. Please pray for the right mastering company, the right price, and also the finances to make mastering possible!
Thanks for your continued support and love. Some of you are friends, some are strangers, and it truly amazes me how God brought us all together to make this album happen. (A little too rah, rah, cheerleader sounding? I don’t care…) I mean it, this is important work! I also really do need your prayers: write it down in your prayer journal, tweet about it, facebook about it, or share it with your prayer group. Whatever you can do to uplift this project in prayer is hugely valuable. I believe Jesus is coming soon and this is just one more way for people to hear about His love.
And by the way, I don’t want you to think this is only going terribly. In fact, we have some really solid songs so far that I can’t wait for you to hear! Soon, I will be putting out teaser trailers on YouTube in anticipation for the album release.
God is good and I love you all.
Ps. This was a much longer update than I anticipated. Gah, I’m such a writer.
My fiance laying down some background vocals while Rooney distracts him!