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Help Layla Zoe to record, mix, master new single

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I have recorded my vocals and only need to raise the last few hundred euros to pay the engineer for the mix and master! Please help! And I am still looking for more female volunteers for the music video shoot in October. Contact me at [email redacted] for more information or to volunteer. x Layla

I am finally ready to record the vocals for my new single "The Bluebird's Egg" and am so happy with the tracks that Dirk Sengotta (drums), Gregor Sonnenberg (bass), Bob Fridzema (piano) and Yoed Nir (strings) have recorded for my vision of the song instrumentally. However I have run out of money for the final production of the song, as my original idea and budget did not include payment of musicians to record, since we had planned to use digital tracks when I first spoke to co-writer Jackie Venson about the creation of the song. I have now adjusted the campaign goal for the Gofundme for the new song from the original 650 euros to now 1600 euros to try and raise the last support I need to go into the studio and record my vocals, as well as pay for the engineer to mix and master the track, and pay for a low budget music video to be created. Please consider donating or sharing the campaign with friends and family. And everyone who donates will receive an MP3 of the song before it's official release date and link to the music video before it is posted publicly. Thank you for your continued support of my creative projects, it has meant the world to me to have this support during such a strange and uncertain time for the music business. 
x Layla Zoe


My name is Layla Zoe, I am an award winning singer songwriter from Canada currently living in the Netherlands.
I was about the start an Indiegogo campaign for my 16th album "The Bluebird's Egg" when I found out the main co-writer I was working with was not only unreliable but also untrustworthy to finish the project. In situations like this we are only as strong as our team, and so I cancelled the entire project which was not only devastating because the songs will not be heard but also because of the amount of time, money and heart that had gone into the album so far.

But a few days after cancelling the project, I began to think about how I could still bring new music to my fans and followers, and decided that I still wanted to pursue releasing the one single (and title track) from the album which was co-written with a different co-writer because the subject of the song was important to me, the co-writer was one I had worked with before and could trust, and because of the strong need to continue creating music in a difficult time for musicians around the world.

The track is titled "The Bluebird's Egg" and the song is co-written with award winning guitarist and songwriter Jackie Venson (Austin, Texas) who also co-wrote tracks with me on my last album "Nowhere left to go."

The sound is very different from the blues, blues rock, gospel and other roots style genres I have recorded and written before. But I enjoy many kinds of music and really want to branch out and try new things. 
I will always be a true blues vocalist in my heart and soul, but I feel compelled since 2020 to push myself into new genres and styles so that I can grow and learn more, and become an even better vocalist and songwriter.

To release this track I need to raise the funds for the following:
1. Edit pre-recorded music and create new arrangement.
2. Record vocals at a local professional studio.
3. Song mixed and mastered professionally.

I estimate after speaking with my local studio engineer, and the engineer that I want to mix/master the track, that this should cost me (including taxes) somewhere in the range of 650-800 euros.
So my goal is to raise 650 euros and try to cover any difference myself, once the project is underway.

I would like to release this song in July or August and choose to do this fundraising through Gofundme instead of Indiegogo because the platform is simpler to use, easier for backers to make donations, and because I will not have physical CDs that I can offer as perks because the single will only be released digitally.
But I can offer that anyone who supports this Gofundme will receive a copy of the digital track in advance of it's release date, as a thank you for supporting me in recording and releasing it.

This track touches on a difficult subject and experience I had in 2020.
I hope you will consider supporting this project and thank you for your support and faith in my creative endeavours.

Layla Zoe


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