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Rinse & Repeat - Debut album by Shana Grace
By Shana Lang
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Rinse & Repeat Debut Album By Shana Grace
Project 2018-10-07 19:36:54 +1300
A song is like a time capsule that concisely summarises an event or thought process. It has been a way of acknowledging the process, making peace with it, putting it on the shelf, and moving on. Since I’ve found this way of processing? I’ve never looked back.
When starting songwriting, I felt like I’d just discovered my first language. I got this. I understood this. And for the first time was able to explain myself… in a way I was never able to do by simply answering the question “How are you?”
In 2016 with the help of some wonderfully talented and generous people- I released a 5 track EP ‘Hello, It’s Me Again.’ I borrowed a mic, shut myself in my auntie’s potting shed, and set off on a brand new, terrifying yet exhilarating adventure. It was my voice I was finding and at last I was able to speak.
‘Rinse and Repeat’ is the name of my debut album that I am setting out to record this year. It is a collection of questions and struggles captured in conversation with God over an extended period of time, in an ongoing process of exploration and individuation.
I am recording this time around in a studio and with a sound engineer. And to bring to life the 10 songs that are ready to go? I will need at least 8 more days in the studio. The album costs, including recording, mixing and mastering are heading towards the $6000+ mark, and this is why I have decided to reach out through PledgeMe, to help try and cover a portion of the costs
My goal is to reach $3000.
If I manage to record in less days? Then the excess will go towards mastering and the making of the physical copies!
“What do I get out of this?” You may ask? Well. Some freaking cool music, that's for sure!
Well let me tell you…
I have put together a bunch of perks and rewards that you will receive when contributing to this campaign, including Behind the Scenes videos, credits in the lyric booklet, Digital downloads of the album, Signed physical copies of both the Album- and the EP from 2016- tickets to the release gig, and my favourite perk of all; Hand-made bracelet/anklet/bookmark thingies that I am making myself, infused with oodles love and gratitude! Nawww.
Well goodness gracious me.
THANK you for making it this far.
THANK you for checking out this project.
THANK you for your support.
Update numero seis!
19/11/2018 at 7:46 PM
Good (Mon) day to you, fabulous people!
As you may have been informed by now (whether that be via email, OR the multitudes of posts on social media from myself) the Pledge Me Campaign for 'Rinse and Repeat' has come to a successful close!
It's been interesting being CONGRATULATED all week, when I've just spent a month RECEIVING such an abundance of support - I feel like I should be congratulating YOU all for making this happen, I wouldn't have had much luck on my own aye! Haha.
Anyway. As I've mentioned earlier, "Thank you" is not enough. But yes, thank you!
Over the next little bit I will be receiving your details and so can get in touch with you. The bracelet production has started! I've made 6 out of...my goodness I haven't even counted them yet! And of course the physical albums will be here later on, when the album itself has been made :)
I will be in touch with you all individually but for now just want to say thank you!
Today I had my second day in the recording studio, and man, it's pretty exciting what's being put together in there :)
Well. Here is the last of the song snippets from the album. I want to thank Beren Allen again for your ideas! For helping me set up the campaign, figure out what I needed to get ready for it, and then film and edit these wonderful bits and pieces to share over the month!
Well I'm off now, to get ready for day 3 of recording!
Have a wonderful rest of your week. And I will be in touch soon!
Update numero cinco!
12/11/2018 at 10:15 PM
Well. Well. Well.
To say that you are incredible...is an understatement.
But then again so is anything I call you now really.
Today was a very special day. We reached the goal of $3000, AND are STILL counting!
I'd like to thank you for putting what you have into this project. I know that dollars don't grow on trees, or at least those trees aren't in season much of the time, and they don't seem to come out our ears often either! So I really appreciate you sharing these few with me :)
I'm looking forward to sharing the outcome with you in a few months time!
In the meantime, here is another snippet of another song from the album- 'My Concession'.
My next recording days are booked for next week and I can't wait. The gentleman I'm working with, Vivek, has been superb at pulling things out of my head and then making them even more tangibly rad.
Thank you Lord for amazing people in my life. Amen.
Thank YOU guys for being those people.
I know the goal has been reached AND exceeded. But please feel free to still share the campaign over the next couple of days, as any excess funds will go towards getting the tracks mastered, and also towards the production of the physical albums!
Well done on getting through your Mondays :) Thank you for making MY Monday extra magical!
I will talk to you VERY shortly :)
Update numero quatro!
05/11/2018 at 5:28 PM
Good day, friends!
Hot diggity dang.
A week and a half to go, and then I will stop spamming you :)
I lie! I'm actually going to keep emailing you updates until this album is finished Mwahahaha! But not as much as during this campaign, so don't you worry.
Kia ora. Muchas gracias. Grazie. Merci beaucoup.
To all of you.
For giving what you have to the production of this album. I'm so encouraged by you and your generosity- and it feels weird to say...like strangely confident, which isn't usually me...but honestly? I think you're really going to like the end result. I think you will. I'm already proud of it and it's not even all recorded yet!
Speaking of recording- the next 3 recording dates have been booked for later this month! Woohoo! So I am very much looking forward to what's going to come out of them!
In the mean time, here is another sneak peek of one of the acapella songs from the album, 'Wasting My Time'.
If you are a bit crazy about lyrics like I am, i have put a link to the words for this song. Earlier this year I was posting lyrics to a song from the album each week, so feel free to scroll back a bit when you get to the FB page and find the others :)
Thank you again, lovely people. I will talk to you next week! Have a good one!
Update numero tres! HAPPY HALF DAY!
01/11/2018 at 8:52 AM
All of the thanks :)
Update numero dos!
29/10/2018 at 7:05 PM
Good Monday Evening, friends!
Wow, the last couple of weeks have gone quickly huh? We're already on Day 15 of this campaign, and I am so superbly stoked at the number of pledges that have come in already. You guys are champions, and the further we get, the more I'm believing this album is going to happen SO much sooner than it was going to otherwise.
Most of these songs have been in existence for at least 2 years, however it's really interesting how it doesn't quite feel like the events and thoughts that are being sung about will be fully processed or 'complete' until they're enveloped in this finished product!
I can't wait to share them with you. Like, just in general, BUT with the additional talent that is going to be infused? These songs are taking on a new energy and life that wouldn't really be possible with own skills and in own strength.
I have been in touch with the sound engineer this week, and we are scheduling our next recording days, so it's all a-happenin'!
Anyway, hope you're all doing swell and have had a great start to your week!
Again, thank you.
Your support means OODLES of muchness (just trying to figure out new ways of saying how grateful I am, the other ways just might lose meaning after a while if I say them too much! :) )
Update numero uno!
21/10/2018 at 2:17 PM
Hello you guys! Oh my goodness!
Can I just say a HUGE thank you? For the generosity you have shown with this campaign?!
I mean, it's just been a week and we're almost a THIRD of the way to the goal! Heheeee!
Here is a snippet of "Big Boat" One of the songs from the album. My very good friend Beren Allen recorded and edited the campaign video together and I'm so grateful for his help with breaking down the requirements into bite sized chunks so I didn't freak out too much haha
I only realised when this started that I won't actually receive your contact details until AFTER the campaign is finished, so I can't quite send you your bracelets straight away- but there ARE a few to make so this gives me a bit more time to do my weaving ;)
But $100+ pledgers? This also means that I can't send you the link to behind the scenes videos yet- which are being posted as we go! So you'll get an influx in a couple of weeks time :D unless you can somehow send me an email address or something that I can send the secret link to?
I didn't have much planned for this email except "THANK YOU!"
Thank you thank you thank you!
I look forward to sharing what's happening with you more and more over the next little bit :D
2018-11-12 22:08:09 +1300
"Yay go Shana!"
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"Good luck, I'm sure you can achieve anything you want 😊"
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"Loving the new vibe of the sneak peek songs!"
2018-11-12 10:10:33 +1300
"Best of luck with your project Shana. (Red)"
2018-11-11 20:23:02 +1300
"Sorry i was late, i am really looking forward to the next album!!"
2018-11-11 19:15:08 +1300
"Good Luck Shana! You have a beautiful voice and I can't wait to hear the album :) xxx"
2018-11-09 14:33:35 +1300
"Good Luck. Go hard. "
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2018-11-09 08:42:12 +1300
"Woop Woop :D"
2018-11-09 08:04:26 +1300
"Love youuuu <3"
2018-11-08 12:17:24 +1300
"you go girrrrrrrrl!!"
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"I hope this works out for you. Looking forward to hearing more songs from you. You are awesome 😁"
2018-11-07 23:31:35 +1300
"Gooooooo geddddiiitt you ginger goddess 🤙"
2018-11-07 22:58:54 +1300
"Go for it Shana :-) so excited to hear the finished product. Keep on making amazing music! "
2018-11-07 20:13:44 +1300
"We love you Shana. "
2018-11-07 10:33:43 +1300
2018-11-05 11:50:40 +1300
"YOUR ETERNAL REWARD! Go Shan :)"
2018-11-03 12:42:39 +1300
"You deserve this and much more Shana"
2018-11-03 11:05:35 +1300
"go girl <3 "
2018-11-01 15:02:55 +1300
"I wish you all the best Shana! Sorry I can’t donate more. But I’m sure you understand one struggling artist to another! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
2018-10-31 08:46:17 +1300
"Chase your dream Shanz! - Kate & Matt"
2018-10-31 00:02:26 +1300
"Love ya Shanz xoxoxox"
2018-10-28 19:08:07 +1300
"This sounds awesome Shana, congrats."