‘The Diary of Me’ is Laurence Made Me Cry’s first album. Laurence Made Me Cry is the moniker behind which I, Jo Whitby, am setting up an ambitious project involving music, artwork in various media, poetry and visuals.
The Project: The project is about exploring the dialogue we all have with our individual inner voice. The songs will act as snapshots of days, experiences and thoughts in a similar way a written diary would..
To do this I thought it was important, relevant and of great interest to involve collaborations. That is why I choose for this project to be presented under Laurence Made Me Cry rather than as a solo album/concept.
The Cost: The amount I need to achieve ‘The Diary of Me’ is £1500. It will cover the recording, mastering and manufacturing costs and hopefully enable me to also reward the collaborators for their participation.
The concept of Me: ‘Me’, the main character in this project, is every one of us. It represents a personal side that may or may not feel awkward, appropriate, confident, secretive – our most inner core, the place where we search and find ourselves.
In that respect you will find my ‘Me’ and my collaborators’ ‘Me’ as well as your own.
Real Life Diary Of Me: In addition to the album, a real-life Diary of Me will be created in the 88 days of fundraising period. I did say it is an ambitious project, didn’t I?
You can choose the fundraising option of your liking on the right-hand side.
Update: Worldwide shipping included on everything too!
Thank you very much in advance!
P.S. The music you can hear on the video is a new track which will appear on the album. It also features the lovely guitar work of Freddie Nunez.
The Rain Song EP is available as a free download on bandcamp: laurencemademecry.bandcamp.com
I hope you all received your album download! If you have moved or would like to confirm you address please let me know a.s.a.p as I'll be shipping soon. Drop me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year!
Hello backers and friends,
Just a quick update to let you know the album has reached the post-production stage which means we're running on time. You should all have your CD's and any goodies you've ordered by early Feb. The release date for the general public has been set as the 11th March 2013.
If you want to check out some work in progress clips of the record there is a soundcloud set: http://soundcloud.com/lmmcmusic/sets/iareyeti-com-exclusives/
There will be an album launch in Cardiff on the 9th March 2013. I'll let you know more details about that nearer the time. I'm very excited that the record is nearly finished. I'm very grateful for your support and I hope you will enjoy the album.