Greetings, long-time and future Patronussesssssss!
I promised you a stellar New Year, and so I'm coming to you on the first New Moon of the New Decade with a shiny new chapter of my songbook. On New Year's Day, I shared this little secret with those of you in the behind-the-scenes tiers. It's now official: The piano bug has bitten me, and I'm about to begin writing my ninth album, which I'm aiming to release in 2022.
But before I get started, I'd like to invite you to be part of this grand adventure by way of a new $7 tier, Peeping through the windows, in which you'll receive everything in the $1 and $5 tiers PLUS:
★ Access to exclusive progress updates (including assorted audio clips, demo tracks, and videos of me doing aaaaaall the thiiiiiiiings) every two weeks, from now until the album is done.
★ Your name listed in the album credits.
★ A high-quality digital version of the finished album, prior to its release elsewhere.
I've never really shared my songwriting process with anyone. I'm mildly terrified, but I'm ready to let you in, sweet Patronussesssss, if the idea of this intimate look into the unpolished corners of my soul and of my cat-hair-festooned basement doesn't horrify you.
Also: I'm earmarking all of my earnings from this tier towards album-related expenses, including everything from instrument maintenance, to audio mastering services (the only thing I don't do myself), to promo and marketing. My eight previous albums were entirely self-funded and produced on shoestring budgets; with your help, I'll be able to get my work to a much wider audience, and I'm deeply grateful for every dollar that you invest in my creative process.
Long-time Patronussessss: If you're worried that this two-year musical project will affect my usual photography output, have no fear! My photo projects will continue as always—in fact, I start shooting my April series next week. Idle hands are the devil's playthings, after all.
Speaking of which, all existing rewards remain the same, except for the $10 tier, which now automatically receives these musical updates. (Woo!)
I've also added two new limited-membership tiers, each receiving tangible goods in the mail every few months, in addition to all the rewards of their preceding tiers:
Snapshots in time: $13
★ A printed booklet of each of my active photo series once they’re completed. The first of these will be One for Sorrow, in mid-March.
A tangle of peacock and mascara: $35
★ Randomly selected props from one of my photo series, either active or archived, and an 8x10 print of the photo in question, once every three months, also beginning in March.
Bonus (non-rewarded) points if you can name the song behind these new tier titles!
And, finally, if you'd love to join my Patronussss Posse but can't participate financially, you can always become my Honourary Patronusssss by sharing my links and helping to get the word out about my work. All forms of support are very much appreciated!
Thank you, you beautiful souls.