So, let us begin to unfold what has happened... we began a fundraising campaign via the Pledge Music platform in November 2018 in a bid to raise the money that we require to make our next album. Unfortunately the platform let us down as we were nearing the end of our campaign (we got to 60% of our target) due to their own business and financial negligence and as a result, we had to make the very difficult and heartbreaking decision to cancel our campaign and leave the platform to protect ourselves and our fans.
We had a schedule all planned out for this album release which has now been sabotaged as a result of this third party blunder, and with only less than a month left on our campaign until the fundraising target was to be reached, we have been left in a dire situation that is both financially and timeline-wise disastrous. We hope to salvage this here.
We have not given up however, and that's why we're back and (hopefully) better with a Crowdfunder campaign in an attempt to recoup the thousands that we lost, and to reach our final target goal of £7,000, because this is how much it costs to produce an album of high quality and that will sustain us whilst making it. We are still working on the album and have the greatest desire to reach our fundraising goal, and if you feel the same passion as we do then we would love to have your support in helping us to make this happen.
We need to raise this amount so that we can cover the costs of producing, recording, mixing, paying additional musicians, the manufacturing and shipping of CDs, and keeping a roof over our head whilst we do all of this! We don't have day jobs so this is our full time occupation which we have dedicated our lives to, and we hope that this reflects in the quality and standard of music that we produce.
Having the support of our fans to help fund this release will be invaluable as without it, we could not and cannot get this album out. Our gratitude is immense for all who can help us to reclaim what was robbed from us via the Pledge Music platform, as they have messed with our lives and our livelihoods and we cannot and will not stand for it. We stand for our album and our creative rights to release a body a work that deserves to be heard, and we hope that you feel the same.
If you like your soul, jazz funk, disco and rare groove, then we think you'll like what we have to offer. To help raise the capital we need, you can pre-order the album here.
If you're new to our music and would like to hear some of our work, please head over to https://soulpersona.bandcamp.com
Love & Respect,
SoulP & Freesia