I am writing to you to give you an update on the project of my solo acoustic album that you have so generously supported.
The post production/mixing of the album has taken longer than anticipated. I myself was waiting for it for over a year. By the end of last year, we found a label that is very interested in releasing this project.
Although, it is not certain at this point, if this particular label and I will come to an agreement, if we do, then the release is planned for beginning of 2019.
That’s quite a long time from now on, and I already feel like I have been waiting for a century, so I am very sorry to have to announce such a huge delay. I wish that this process could have been accelerated.
In the mean time, I decided I will record more songs that will be added to the album, which will, at least for me, make the waiting easier and the project won’t feel so outdated.
My initial plan was to send the rewards together with the digital download and physical copy of the album (for the people that ordered the physical copy), but if you feel, you would like to have sent you reward sooner, please let me know!
In the meantime, the best way to be updated on what I am doing, is to follow me on social media, as I don’t send out newsletters too often.
Additionally with this update I want to feature my dear friend and most fun collaborator, the photographer, graphic designer and videographer, Krysta Brayer!
During the solo album recording at the amazing Brooklyn Recording Studio, she took some wonderful photos that captured the atmosphere very well. Please enjoy and make sure to check out her work on her website, www.krystabrayer.studio.
In any case, as soon as I have a definite release date, you will be the first ones to be notified! Thank you, once again, for your patience, love and support!
I have been silent for almost a year now but I look forward to sharing some of what I have been up to. In Cirque du Soleil’s show KURIOS, I have toured throughout the US and Canada this whole year and performed daily, around 330 shows, each in front of around 2.500 people.
In the role of Bella Donna, I played percussion and the character and in the role of the singer I sang the show. It took me almost this whole year to get used to this life style and besides performing, I didn’t get to do much more solo performing. I did stay creative and wrote and practiced during my breaks. And….
I was awaiting and anticipating the mix of my Solo Record. The production took way longer than expected and for all of you who have supported me in my campaign to raise money for the recording, I do apologize for the awfully long wait.
Now we are in the process of finding a label and I hope to get a release date soon, or at least to have a date that I can pinpoint in the near future. Thank you for your patience!
In the meantime I had the pleasure of meeting some fancy and humble superstars that watched our show, like Steven Tyler.
During the shows, when I was waiting for my cues, I practiced and I studied Logic Pro X, a digital audio workstation that is used for recording and producing music.
All around I’ve learned much about rhythm, percussion, singing, acting and endurance. Living in the isolated bubble that is a traveling circus has been as inspiring and unique as much as a challenge and hardship. I am grateful for each day of this lifestyle that I have chosen, for now.
And my KURIOS journey continues in 2018.
I am moving to Japan next month and am awaiting a whole new adventure over there.
A more rigorous schedule with 10 shows each week will definitely test my boundaries and capacity.
Encountering a very new and very different culture will blow my mind and continue to expand my world view.
I hope to be able to share my solo album with you very soon and as much as time will allow me, I will continue to create and share my music via the world wide web. Please have a peaceful holiday season and may some of your dreams manifest in 2018!
Thank you for your patience, love and endless support!