Music and passion go hand in hand. Although some songs are written for the purpose of catchy tunes and lyrics, with only the aim of bringing in dollars, most are made with emotional expression in mind. As an audience, we connect on a deeper level with music that carries a lot of passion behind it.
The lyrics to a song paint us a visual of the experiences the artist is portraying, showcasing the challenges they have faced. At times, we feel what they have felt.
A prime example of this can be found in the lyrics written by singer-songwriter Katie Kuffel. Katie, a Seattle-based musician, utilizes the blues, jazz, and folk genres to make her creative material, by integrating her expertise in the fields of classical cello and jazz piano. With a unique sound at the foundation of her work, she is now turning to crowdfunding to produce her new album.
With 14 years of experience as a music composer and singer, Katie is currently working on releasing an album with 11 original tracks. The album will allow her to share and express her style of music and the passion she has for it with her followers and new listeners (including me).
As heard below, it doesn't take long for a listener to be grasped by her smooth, yet strong voice. The soothing sound, with deep lyrical integrations combine to create beautiful music. Without a doubt, you'll experience the passion she has for making songs, through the energy she portrays.
The production of the 11 tracks will take place with the help of other local artists. As Katie explains, "Supporting and encouraging local talent is a top priority for me, which is why I try to team up with other artists from the Pacific Northwest whenever possible." Rewards for supporting her project include t-shirts, early access to the album, postcards, attending the release party for free (in Seattle), and more.
With fans, family, and friends encouraging and supporting her work, Katie is using the love she has received to create this original album. With every note that she writes and every word that she adds, each song will have one common core representing it: passion.
Potentially, Katie's Kickstarter project will reach its goal of $5,000. However, it won't stop there. With a new audience that she has gained from the crowdfunding community, her music will continue to expand outside of Seattle. There's no doubt that her unique music will draw the attention of individuals looking for a powerful sound they can connect with.
Overall, chasing the dream of creating a new original album POPs.
Katie Kuffel's Campaign Page
Katie Kuffel's Website