DEMI Mitchell has long held dreams of watching a record player needle drop on a shiny piece of vinyl, before hearing her own voice and music radiate back at her.
It’s a fantasy that looks certain to become a reality.
The Newcastle artist has launched a crowd-funding initiative through Pozible to release her second album The Overflow.
The record was recorded almost a year ago in Melbourne with Tex Perkins drummer Roger Bergodaz and since that time Mitchell has been diligently saving to cover her costs as an independent artist.
Mitchell is aiming to raise $5000 to cover the costs of mastering and having the album printed to vinyl and CD, so she can release the record in mid-May.
“I was pretty nervous to put it out as I’m not very good at making myself vulnerable to everyone and it’s daunting to be like ‘hey I need your help getting this out’, but it’s been a very good start,” Mitchell said.
“I’m already overwhelmed by the support of everyone.”
As of Wednesday, Mitchell had raised $1855 from 18 supporters.
The Overflow is Mitchell’s first album since If We Don’t Leave Now, released in 2014 under her former stage name De’May. It also marks a departure from her Americana sound, towards edgier rock territory.
Mitchell recorded the 11 songs in three days and played all the instruments, except for the drums.
“What was so great about Roger was he pushed me to do it all myself, even the lead parts, and I never would have considered myself a lead guitarist,” Mitchell said. “He was like ‘you’re going to thank me when you listen back and it’s all your own sound,’ so I’m super grateful he pushed me.”
Jump onto Demi Mitchell’s social media pages for details about how to donate towards her album.
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