Velveteen

an album, becoming real

by Emily Ann Peterson

A full-length studio album is waiting, but I need your help!

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I'm happy to announce...!

  • The album is written. (yay!) 
  • The songs have been arranged. (yay!) 
  • The instruments are recorded and tracked. (yay!) 
  • The pieces and parts have been edited. (yay!)   

A lot of you have been anxiously waiting to get your hands on this beauty. I've gotten many emails saying as much. ;) 

5 important steps still remain...

  1. Mixing - wherein all the sounds expertly folded together

  2. Mastered - wherein each song is professionally adjusted to suit every kind of speaker in existence

  3. Manufacturing - wherein I receive a box of gorgeously designed merchandise to give you

  4. Distribution - wherein the tracks are uploaded onto all the online stores

  5. Marketing - wherein I and my team slave over press releases, mailers, emails, interviews, and more

This stuff is expensive and it's been really difficult to make my personal ends meet and find extra lumps of dough just hanging around. But thankfully with the help of generous patrons (like you!) we are going to fully fund this baby and give it the official release that it (and you) deserve!  

I'm offering a special pre-order campaign with an exclusive t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, and more!

Here’s how it works – you can pre-order any of the items listed below. When the album is fully funded, everyone will get a either an early download or a listening link at least 4 months before the general public!

Once you pre-order, you can get on my Early Access List to receive behind-the-scene updates and other super secret stuff. You’ll be able to hear streams of new songs, see unreleased videos and photos, and more. This is my way of saying thanks for all of your support!

I can’t wait to share this album with you; come join me!

Let's make it real! 

 
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Choose Your Gift & Make It Real!

 
PRE-ORDER: Your Name In The Liner Notes
from 5.00

Just Want to Help Out?

Dude, that's really nice of you. As a thank you, I'll want to put your name (or someone else's) in the liner notes and give you an early access listening link!

Cool, huh?!

Add T-Shirt?:
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PRE-ORDER: Liner Notes & Album Download
from 10.00

You sly thing! 

You're usurping iTunes! G'on wit' yo bad self. No waiting 'til the official release date. The same day *I* get the album, will be the same day you get the album, in your email inbox. As a thank you, I'll be sure to put your name in the liner notes!

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PRE-ORDER: Limited Edition T-Shirt & Album Download
from 40.00

You're so sexy.

Too sexy for your current shirt. Here! Have this one! While you put that on, I'll be sure to add your name to the liner notes! Oh, and how about an early download of Velveteen?

Dayyum, that looks good on you!

Size:
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PRE-ORDER: Handwritten Lyrics & Album Download
from 65.00

Totes frame-worthy. 

Fancypants pens + Fancypants paper + Velveteen Lyrics = Eye-gasm

The early album download will magically arrive in your email inbox and then a handwritten copy of the song lyrics (the title track, "Velveteen") will arrive in your snail mailbox (and a t-shirt, if you want it!) 

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PRE-ORDER: Commission Cover Song & Album Download
from 150.00

Say It, again. But better.

Maybe Kanye's version didn't cut it? (We won't tell him.) Maybe you'd want a softer version of a Trent Reznor song? or a down-to-earth song originally by the Dixie Chicks but arranged and performed by yours truly?

Music is deeply personal and I would personally love to cover a song for you or your loved ones. Anniversary? Birthday gift? Treat yo'self!

I will call. We will talk. Details will be discussed. Dates will be set. You'll get a recording of your cover song and an early download of Velveteen (and a t-shirt, if you want it!)

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PRE-ORDER: Commission an Original Song & Album Download
from 300.00

Say it, uniquely.

Maybe Chaka Khan doesn't cut it? Maybe Dolly Parton, doesn't do it for you? Maybe Sarah Mclachlan didn't have your puppy in mind when she wrote "Angel." There is a song out there for almost every occasion, but some songs simply haven't been written, yet. 

Momentous feelings? Marking what matters most? Music is deeply personal and I would personally love to WRITE a song for you or your loved ones. 

I will call. We will talk. Details will be discussed. Dates will be set. You'll get the recording of your original song and the lyrics handwritten. You'll also get an early download of Velveteen (and a t-shirt, if you want it!)

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PRE-ORDER: Wedding Officiant & Album Download

Make Your Marriage Real!

Little known fact: I can officiate your marriage ceremony! Together the three of us can make your wedding official! Can I get a witness?! (No, really though. You'll need witnesses.)

I will call. We will talk. Details will be discussed. Dates will be set. We'll talk about vows, scheme about how to get your dad to cry, and then gush about how much we all love love just so gosh darned much. You'll also get an early download of Velveteen (and 2 t-shirts!)

First T-Shirt Size:
Second T-Shirt Size:
Make It Real!
 

Want to contribute even more? Well, that's just awesome!

Shoot me an email and name your price! I'll call. We'll talk. I'll be overjoyed to pull together an adequate thank you gift!

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About Velveteen

The Tracks

(not final order!)

  • Velveteen
  • You Can't Have Me
  • Night of the Living
  • Horton's Hope
  • Escape My Heart
  • Destined to the Road
  • Lean Back
  • Curtains
  • Bruise Easy
  • Other Woman
  • Safe
  • Shade of Silver

 

Back-Story

Over 10 months ago I stepped into the Columbia City Theater to start the largest creative project I've attempted to date. I brought a stack of songs and selected the 12 best.  I was nervous about failing and excited about making it them sound their absolute best.

My über-talented friends helped...

  • Gary Mula - co-producer & engineer
  • Eric Howk - bass, guitar
  • Lacey Brown - drums
  • Aaron Benson - drums
  • Coltan Foster - bassoon
  • Alina To - violin
  • Andrew Vait - saxophone
  • Carey Rayburn - flugel horn, trumpet
  • Scott Morning - trumpet
  • Jess Alldredge - co-arranger
  • Genevieve Pierson - cover photo

Gary Mula and I co-produced the magic held within the walls of the gorgeous Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA. Not only did we get to track these songs in a historic burlesque theater, but I am honored to have so many talented friends jump in and join us

The Title

Halfway through our studio time, I escaped to the mountains and returned with a new song, Velveteen, inspired by Margery Williams' children's story of a rabbit becoming real. In many ways, this song encapsulates my most nostalgic and favorite parts about life and love.

It perfectly accompanies this last season of my life and has resonated with so many audiences members over the last year - which makes it a perfect album title too!

It's your turn to help make this album real!

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Behind-The-Scenes Album Updates

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Share this campaign successfully with a friend & you'll get a FREE download of 5 acoustic songs! 

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Share this campaign successfully with a friend & you'll get a FREE download of 5 acoustic songs!