My name is Sophia, I am raising money to help with the costs of professionally mixing and mastering my original music.
I am an artist and professor, but I also love making music, specifically songwriting. It's like painting a linear picture with sound. Creating songs has given me a fresh creative space to breathe over the past few years, and it has quickly become a defining passion of mine that I cannot seem to put down. I think in part, the reason has something to do with the fact that I did not study music professionally, in contrast to painting, in which I have a Master's degree. Music is fresh, and freeing because there are no rules; that I know of. More than that, developing my creative voice through music has taught me so much about the investigative process and this has translated in the painting studio. Music-making has become essential to my creative practice and life.
I have been working on writing and recording this album for three years, as a passion project. For a long time I gave my energy to the wrong thoughts and people; negativity consumed me. I was tired. Patterns is an album that gives space to complex emotions like grief, sorrow and anger because moving through it allows us to grow.
I have had some great support from my musician friends throughout the process and I have practiced, played, worked and reworked the songs many times. I even got a band together and played the music out as much as I could before sitting down to seriously record.
The album is in its final stages now. The album overall is comprised of heavy power ballads. It has a sort of progressive rock feeling in some ways. For example; rhythm is a driving force behind songs such as I Do Better, Dropped, Extremist Shit, and Long Road. Bouncing, throbbing basslines and impassioned guitar solos weave memorable melodies and orchestral drums together. There will be eleven songs on Patterns. The sound is immersive, intense, and harmonically rich. Loren Rogers, Ethan Lucas, Angela Gram, Tino Kayafas, are all feature musicians on the album.
I am currently at the point where reaching out to the right audio engineer could make a big difference in finalizing the songs so that they are polished and ready to share in the real world. The money raised by this gofundme will go towards paying professionals properly to do this job of refining my music and making it sound as professional as possible. Mixing and Mastering engineers can really improve the sound quality of a good recording and bring the best colors, tones, and textures out of each song by thinking about the EQ relationship and volume of each instrument in a given track.
If you find yourself in a position to give even the smallest amount, just know that I am grateful and honored to have your support.
If you would like to hear my last album, It is up on Spotify and Itunes. It is called "Let's Go Swimming"