Amy Duncan's New Album - Cocoon

by Amy Duncan in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th April 2021 we successfully raised £6,002 with 57 supporters in 28 days

I am raising funds for the creation of my new album, through the Creative Scotland Crowdmatch competition.

by Amy Duncan in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Thank you for the lovely response to the project so far! I have set a new stretch target of £6000 which will raise funds for PR and Radio Plugging for the album. Very grateful for this support.


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My New Album - Cocoon

I am Amy Duncan, a songwriter and solo artist based in Edinburgh. I'm recording a new album to be released in November this year and am here to raise £3500 to pay for recording, mixing, and mastering.

I play keys, synths, guitars and electric upright bass on my recordings and will be working with percussionist Guy Nicolson and co producer Cameron Malcolm.

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Throughout lockdown I have been working on new music and have a new album of songs ready to be recorded and released in November this year.

Having just found an agent for the first time, 2020 was going to be my year for touring and getting out into the world. I was looking forward to that feeling of expansiveness through travel and making new connections. 

With all of my gigs cancelled, I found myself in a much different world to the one I had imagined, and that's where the songs in Cocoon have unexpectedly sprung from! 

The video below is a work in progress of a song that will be on the album.


My Story

My debut album ‘Pilgrimage’ was released on US label Plain Recordings in 2006 after they discovered my home recordings on My Space.

I self-released a further 2 albums winning TV placements on BBC 3 Lip Service and the Netflix version of ‘Charmed’.

Creative Scotland funding made it possible for me to work with producer Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile) leading to my 4th album Cycles of Life being released on Linn Records. I went on to record a further 2 albums with him ‘Undercurrents’ and ‘Antidote’.

I am now working with Calum's son Cameron Malcolm and I released The Hidden World in June 2020. The album was played on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music Radcliffe and Maconie and the Lauren Laverne Show which was was a great success for me. The Hidden World was in the Top 30 albums of 2020 in The Big Takeover Magazine and ‘The Whole Town’ from the album was featured in the top 100 tunes from Scotland in 2020 in the Herald, along with Lewis Capaldi and The Blue Nile. 

"A crystalline sound world, with confidently poised delivery and bittersweet delicacy" The Scotsman 

"Amy Duncan’s music makes the world a better place, and right now we need her, and those like her, more than ever" Scots Whay Hae! 

"Duncan’s voice is heavenly " Maverick Magazine 

Recording, Mixing and Mastering 

1615195624_cameron-2.jpgI'm really excited about working with Cameron Malcolm again on this new album. Through the experience of working with him on The Hidden World I have the awareness of the amazing level of creativity he can bring to the mixes and I am writing music with this in mind.

1615195689_guy-2.jpgPercussionist Guy Nicolson will be an integral part of the sound. As you can hear from the Indian tablas in the above video, he is very intuitive and always brings just the right sound. 


How will I spend the money raised? 

Through preordering the album or buying any of these rewards you will be helping to fund the Recording, Mixing and Mastering of the album.


Creative Scotland Match Funding 

My project is part of the Creative Scotland Crowdmatch - I am 1 of 20 shortlisted creative projects in Scotland that have the opportunity to win a share of £75,000 in match funding, up to £10,000 per project.

FAQ

If you have any questions at all about any of the rewards please feel free to contact me for more information and I will get back to you ASAP.

Thankyou!

BIG thanks for getting involved and helping to bring Cocoon to life. I am really looking forward to sharing this new music with you. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Compact Disc

A physical copy of Cocoon on CD, delivered to your door (includes worldwide P&P)

£8 or more

Digital Download

Download Cocoon in any format with unlimited streaming on Bandcamp.

£10 or more

Album Launch Ticket

A ticket to the album launch concert which is being live streamed from The Voodoo Rooms Ballroom on 21 November, where I will be playing with Guy Nicolson (drums) and Pete Harvey (cello). This ticket is for the livestream and can also be used as a physical ticket.

£18 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Greetings Cards

Pack of 6 limited edition greetings cards with white envelopes, blank for your own message. They are my abstract photographs related to the project. To be revealed soon! (includes worldwide P&P)

£25 or more

Signed Compact Disc

A signed physical copy of Cocoon on CD, delivered to your door (includes worldwide P&P)

£30 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Full Digital Discography - Special Offer

My full digital discography on Bandcamp (normally £40). Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of 7 abums, my first ever EP, singles and remixes.

£35 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Piano Lessons - Special Offer

Special offer of a block of 3 piano lessons for the price of 2. Maybe you have a friend who would like to try lessons or you have been thinking of it for yourself? I am an experienced teacher and the lessons will be 30 minutes on Zoom or Skype.

£40 or more

10 of 15 claimed

Your Name in the Thank You Notes

Your name to be included in the thank you notes + a signed CD delivered to your door (includes worldwide P&P)

£50 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Handmade Lyric Booklet

A unique handmade lyric booklet including all the songs from the album + a signed CD delivered to your door (includes worldwide P&P)

£140 or more

Special Reward Bundle

Digital download + Signed CD + Livestream Ticket + Your Name in the Thank You Notes + Full Digital Discography + Handmade Lyric Booklet (includes worldwide P&P)

£300 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Your Song

I will write a song for you based on your idea. It could be from a dream, a book, or an image you love. It could be written for a loved one from your own words. We will chat through video or email to find the right words and mood. The song will be professionally recorded and the studio master sent to you.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sponsor Me

Help to significantly back my project. Your logo and support will be clearly acknowleded on the CD & Bandcamp. You will also receive the Special Reward Bundle.

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