CONSEQUENCES - a songwriting journey

by Kim Edgar in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I will co-write with 12 songwriters I admire, then arrange, record and share the songs each month, releasing them in an album in Oct 2022.

by Kim Edgar in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I’m passionate about songwriting; I love the way that words and music can interact to tell stories that open hearts and minds, and build empathy. They can also prompt reflection on, and conversations around, difficult subjects. And there’s a powerful sense of solace that comes from hearing songs which let us know we are not alone in our experiences, whatever they may be - I hope to provide this in my songwriting, too.  

CONSEQUENCES - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
I’m committed to continuing to write songs that aim to do these things, and I’m conscious that previous collaborations with other songwriters have greatly enriched the way that I write. That’s why I’m excited that with Creative Scotland’s support, I’m now taking bold steps forward on my songwriting journey, with an ambitious project that will enable me to collaborate with twelve songwriters I admire, from Scotland and around the world, over the coming year, inspired by the word, and the game, “Consequences”.

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The songwriters will be revealed on a monthly basis - and I’m delighted to announce that my first collaboration is with award-winning Canadian songwriter, Ron Sexsmith.

Working in partnership with the various songwriters, I will write a collection of songs on the topic of the personal, social or environmental consequences of human behaviour. The methods of each collaboration will be uniquely devised between myself and my fellow songwriters, and we’ll be mindful of COVID-19 safety and environmental impact when we make our plans. Once written, the 12 songs will be unfolded (recorded, mixed and shared publicly) one at a time, like the paper in the game consequences, alongside a blog documenting the project, adding up to an album of work, which will be released in October 2022. You can follow the “Consequences” project and hear the new songs online over the coming year at my website: www.kimedgar.com

As well as helping me to learn and grow as a songwriter, through the funding support from Creative Scotland, “Consequences” will enable me to purchase gear to upgrade my home studio, and be mentored in recording techniques, so that I’m better able to work from home in the future, should that be necessary. I also hope that the songs will open up conversations about how we live, and provide moments of reflection on human behaviour and its personal, social and environmental consequences.

THE CREATIVE TEAM
There are always risks and challenges in making an album, and this is a particularly ambitious project, collaborating for the first time with twelve songwriters around the world, to a fairly tight timescale. Writing, arranging, recording and then sharing a new song at an approximate rate of one per month is going to be a particular challenge that I’ve never attempted before! However, I’m not alone: there’s a fantastic creative team who will support me to record and produce the songs and the final album, along with accompanying artwork and music videos, and I’ve worked with each of these magical folk before, so I’m confident in the team, and in the album. These talents include Mattie Foulds (producer and drummer), Kevin McGuire (bass), Mikey Owers (brass/guitars/vocals), Gillian Gamble (artwork and animation), and Louise Mather (film).

HOW YOU CAN HELP
I'm setting up this crowd funder to help meet some of the costs involved in bringing the album together, including:

- Fees for musicians and songwriters

- Fees for recording, mixing and mastering the album

- Album design and manufacture
- Marketing and publicity costs

It’s been a challenging couple of years for most of us in the creative team, and your support to bring this project off the ground is hugely appreciated!

If you are in a position to pre-order the album and think it might be something you'd enjoy listening to when it's ready, we’d be most grateful. If you think it would make the perfect Christmas present for 4, or 10, of your friends next year, even better! I’ll tastefully wrap them, individually, and provide you with blank, hand make cards to go with each, so Christmas 2022 will be a dawdle… :)

If you fancy investing in a specially written song gift, a filmed performance of a cover song of your choice, an online songwriting or singing lesson, or any of the other rewards listed, that would be wonderful.

I’m aware, though, that it's a really tough time for a lot of people just now, and that there will be many who can't afford to help out with this project financially. If you’re in that position, I totally understand - and if you’d still like to help me out in a different way, please share the link to this crowdfunding page online, and help me spread the word about the new album. That would be much appreciated!

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You'll be among the first to receive the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download - along with my gratitude!

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Early Digital Download

You'll be among the first to receive the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a digital download - along with my gratitude!

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Early Signed CD & Digital Download (outside UK)

You'll be among the first to receive the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download - along with my gratitude! Please note: additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Early Signed CD & Poster + Digital Download (UK)

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Full Signed Back Catalogue + Digital Download (UK)

You'll be among the first to receive the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, along with my four previous solo albums, also signed, and with my gratitude!

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Make Christmas 2022 easy! Receive four copies of the album, Consequences, tastefully gift wrapped, each with a home made, blank card for your use - along with my gratitude!

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Make Christmas 2022 easy! Receive four copies of the album, Consequences, tastefully gift wrapped, each with a home made, blank card for your use - along with my gratitude! Please note: additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Online Lesson + Early Signed CD + Digital Download

I'll give you a 40 minute online lesson in singing or songwriting, along with the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, and my gratitude! Please note: if ordering from outside the UK, additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Handwritten Lyric + Early CD + Digital Download

I'll handwrite the lyrics from a song of your choice from my previous albums, along with the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, and my gratitude! Please note: if ordering from outside the UK, additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Cover Song + Early CD + Digital Download

I'll send you a video of me performing the cover song of your choice, along with the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, and my gratitude! Please note: if ordering from outside the UK, additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Song Gift + Early CD + Digital Download

I'll send you a personalised song as a gift for a loved one, along with the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, and my gratitude! Please note: if ordering from outside the UK, additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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Zoom Concert + Early CD + Digital Download

I'll perform an online Zoom concert for you and your invited guests, and send you the album, Consequences, in advance of its official release date, as a signed CD and a digital download, with my gratitude! Please note: if ordering from outside the UK, additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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10xConsequences, Gift Wrapped w/Card (outside UK)

Make Christmas 2022 super easy! Receive ten copies of the album, Consequences, tastefully gift wrapped, each with a home made, blank card for your use - along with my gratitude! Please note: additional taxes may be due on receipt of the parcel in your home country.

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