TODAY marks the half way point in the crowdfunding campaign. The first single dropped yesterday, along with the video YOU helped to pay for !! Many thanks to those of you who have contributed so far. And if you haven't had a chance be sure to pop over to YOUTUBE to check out the video YOU helped make possible !!! xoxo Lynne
I want YOU to be part of the LAUNCH of my new album JUST WORDS
I'll be providing WEEKLY updates on progress throughout the length of the campaign,
which will run from SEPTEMBER 12 until the launch of the SECOND single on NOVEMBER 20th.
SCROLL DOWN NOW to make a PLEDGE
JUST WORDS | release date Feb 7, 2020
Here at Lynne Hanson headquarters we're busy getting ready to launch my new album Just Words on February 7, 2020. And it costs a LOT of money to launch an album. I'm hoping to raise to raise $10,000 (or more) to help cover part of the cost of:
- Pressing VINYL & CDs - The album art is being designed by award winning designers Jared Barter and Michael Zavacky. In addition to CDs we'll once again be pressing vinyl. And this time it will be coloured vinyl so it's gonna LOOK as good as it sounds!!
- Printing a book of POETRY - The book will include a collection of poems I have been working on over the past three years, as well as the lyrics from the album, with illustrations from Michael Zavacky.
- Shooting VIDEOs - I'm once again teaming up with the folks at MAVN to create videos for each of the singles we'll be releasing leading up to the album launch.
Hiring a MARKETING TEAM - We're putting together a stellar team of PR professionals to undertake the launch of this album in Europe, the UK, the United States, and Canada. It's not going to be cheap, but I really feel this is the best work I've ever done, so I'm wanting to put a little PR firepower behind this one to get the word OUT.
YOU CAN HELP by PRE-ORDERING a copy of the album. By pre-ordering your copy now you're guaranteed to be the first person on your block to receive the download, CD, or vinyl of Just Words! There's also a number of "perks" that you can choose from as part of this campaign.
WHATEVER you can do to help me with this project will be HUGELY appreciated. If you aren't in a position to help financially, it would be GREAT if you could SHARE this Campaign with any of your friends, family, coworkers that might be interested AND/OR on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
THANK YOU so much for your support!!
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Just Words is my 7th studio album. I feel this collection of songs are the best I've written to this point in my career and I cannot wait to share them with you!
For the recording I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone, so I asked Jim Bryson to produce it. Jim is a music industry veteran, both as a recording artist (5 critically acclaimed albums), side person (Kathleen Edwards, Tragically Hip), recording engineer (Kalle Matteson, Lindi Ortega), and producer (Oh Susanna, Skydiggers). I think you'll really love where we ended up sonically on this project!
We also brought in some really great musicians to play on the album:
- Kevin Breit - guitars, octave mandolin
- Jim Bryson - guitars, keys, bass
- Marshall Bureau – drums, percussion
- MJ Dandeneau – upright bass
And a few very special guests to sing on it:
- Anders Drerup
- Tara Holloway
- Catherine MacLellan
- Justin Rutledge
Select a Perk
NOTE ON SHIPPING: For perks that require shipping (CD, vinyl and poetry book), amounts will be added at checkout to account for CDN and International shipping costs.
You'll get a custom poem or haiku written just for you. Signed and dated, and handwritten on fancy paper. You can provide the title or leave it up to me. PLUS you'll get a signed CD AND the digital download. Shipping included.
DELIVERY Date: February 2020
1 of only 5 pairs of tickets to a private listening party in Ottawa a couple weeks BEFORE the release of the album. PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the digital download.
DELIVERY date: February 2020
You'll receive one of only FOUR vinyl test pressings (signed) of Just Words, AND a copy of the actual vinyl AND the digital download. Shipping is included.
ONLY 3 AVAILABLE Delivery Date: February 2020
I'll play a 45 minute concert for you online. You can invite your friends and make requests. Or we can even just hang out and chat about songwriting, etc. PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the digital download. Shipping included. DELIVERY DATE: February 2020
I'll come to your home (within a 4 hour drive of Ottawa - further if you pay travel) and play a private concert for you and your friends. You can make song requests, and you can even sing on a song with me! PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the digital download. Shipping included.
NOTE: House concert date to be arranged by mutual agreement to take place over the next 12 months.