JENA'S NEW STUDIO EP
Hi there! My name is Jena. I am a singer/songwriter and worship leader. The past several years, I have been on a journey of stepping into a long time stirring to write and release songs. Many of you have been on this journey with me, and I am beyond grateful for your support.
I am excited to officially announce that I am making a second album (EP)! For this new project, I have the honor of working with Gabriel Wilson (Bethel Music, Lindy Conant, John Mark McMillan), who has an incredible heart and vision and from whom I couldn’t be more excited to learn.
WHY THIS EP
To me, this project is about way more than just recording songs. I am stepping into the invitation to make this EP, because with all my heart, I believe worship is a place of transformation. My heart behind this project is that people would encounter God in the lyrics and melodies of these songs and be encouraged in their journey of faith.
WHAT IT WILL TAKE
As vulnerable as it feels, I am taking the step to invite people to be a part of my process, because I value community and know I cannot make this project happen on my own. That being said, I would love to invite you to be a part of this project by considering giving to make it a reality.
It will take a base cost of $22,500 to fund this EP. Here’s what this covers:
Mixing (depending on the mix engineer)
A deposit has been placed and outside funds given, meaning I have $11,875 left to raise! There is the likely potential for additional expenses, so anything raised above this amount will go towards things like additonal production costs, distribution, marketing/promotion, and any unforeseen expenses.
If you feel excited about supporting this project, please be sure to check out the different gifts listed on the “rewards” section of this page.
With all my heart, thank you for your partnership. Your yes to this project is a gift. I am excited for it all to take place in the very thing that means so much to me--community. Please share this project with anyone you feel might want to be involved. And again, THANK YOU! You are a part of this! I’m excited for all God is going to do!
-- If you have any questions or would rather donate personally or through PayPal, please contact me by clicking the envelope icon next to my name near the top of this page.
The process of conception to completion of this EP will unfold in several phases. We are just now heading into pre-production, which will take several months. From there, we’ll head into tracking (recording), then mixing, then mastering. A projected release date will become more clear most likely once we hit the tracking phase. I look forward to keeping you updated, which I will do throughout the entire process. Be on the lookout for posts, blogs, and the like!
Rewards will be fulfilled at the time of or shortly after the album release. As aforementioned, a projected release date is will become more clear as this project progresses. For now, May/June will be listed as a tentative projection. I will keep you updated.
-a few notes on rewards-
*Please be sure to include your email so that I can send you your reward level. If your reward requires shipping, I will contact you via email for your address.
*All reward levels ship internationally!
*For tiers 10 & 11, let's talk dates. I can't guarantee specific availability, but will try my best to accomodate requests.
*If for some reason a change in reward must occur, I will be sure to let you know, and an equal value item will be subsituted.
*If any questions about reward levels, please leave a comment.
Thank you for journeying with me thus far in the making of this EP. This has been an incredible journey of faith. I am beyond grateful for your partnership and in awe of God’s faithfulness.
Recording was a deeply impactful experience. The team I have been blessed to work with has been absolutely incredible, helping to capture these songs uniquely in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I am truly excited about this project and can’t wait to share it with you!
As I shared at the beginning that there would be the likely potential for some addtional needs as the project unfolded, I have a new goal to share with you as we head into phase 3 of the making of this EP: mixing!
OFF TO MIXING!
This summer, these songs will head off to mixing. Mixing is a very significant part of the process which truly colors the sound of the record. No two mix engineers are the same. It’s my heart to be able to partner with the right individual to best help capture the heartbeat of this project.
Reaching the base goal has helped towards a portion of mixing costs, but because we would like to work with an outside engineer, there will be some additional expense. I now have a goal of $2,000 which will help cover this phase of the project. How much of this goal I am able to raise will determine to what extent we will be able to work with him.
I would love to invite you to journey with me in the making of this EP. Truly, this album is not possible without you. So many of you are already helping to make it happen, and I'm beyond thankful. If you feel led and would like to partner with me by helping to sow into this phase of the project, please make sure you also check out the “rewards” section to the right of this page.
With all my heart, thank you for your prayerful consideration. I am truly blessed and honored by the parternship of many helping to make this project possible. Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and encouragement. Words cannot express how much it means to me. I am excited for what God is going to do.
Forty-two more days before recording and the goal has almost been reached!
Hey all! I've changed the campaign goal to reflect how much is needed for the second deposit before it's met! Again, so grateful for your partnership. Thank you!
Today marked the second pre-production meeting. I am already so moved by this experience. I spent last week working on two songs, refining and re-writing lyrics. This week, I will continue with the addition of a new song to focus on. This is already become amazing experience.
Hey there! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here's a little update! After needing to push back the start date, pre-production officially begins this Wednesday! Excited! Looking forward to this first session. Thank you for your continued support and prayers!