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Flyleaf made it! Their project has been fully funded, and they now are set to make their new record!
Dear friends and pledgers,
We did it! We reached our goal on www.pledgemusic.com/flyleaf !! With your help, we are able to go and record an album we are ecstatic about. Thank you for sharing your love, generosity and stories on the pledgemusic website with us. This journey has been so exciting so far and we can’t wait to continue it as we enter the studio! Many more updates to come. Once again, thank you for making our dreams come true! You’ve lifted us up and encouraged us to get into the studio and ROCK!
All our love::
James, Pat, Kristen, Jared and Sameer
Even though I’m not a band member, I’m still so thankful for every single person who pledged money to make this record happen. Flyleaf is a band that means so much to me. I would be a totally different person if I hadn’t discovered their music 9 years ago. Through those years, I’ve met and talked with tons of folks who share that same sentiment. Their music, and the members as people have done so much for us fans, so it’s amazing that we were able to give back this way.
So THANK YOU GUYS! I’m so excited to hear this new album, and very grateful that we’ve got so much more to experience with Flyleaf. <3
Flyleaf has reached 40% of their album-funding goal through PledgeMusic.com, and over the last few days, Flyleaf has posted about 10 updates. The most recent update includes a video interview about the record with both Flyleaf and the producers of the record, as well as a lengthy clip of Marionette, which is one of the new songs Flyleaf has written.
To see these exclusive updates, you should pledge! Nearly 500 of us have so far, but we need more! Let’s help Flyleaf blow past that 100% mark, and let’s show them how much we believe in them! Judging from the clip of Marionette alone, this record is going to be absolutely incredible.
This set of Tour Tips was written by the platinum selling rock band, Flyleaf! You can check out their top five tips for being on the road, after the break.
1. Hand sanitizer! I carry it with me everywhere because you never know if the venue bathroom or bus is outta soap : )
2. Stock up on your favorite DVD’s/books. As exciting as the road can be there is also down time and especially when I’m resting my voice, I need something to do. Also, getting into a new season of a show is a must. I just finished the Netflix original “House of Cards.” Intense.
3. Be gracious and kind to those around you. Though I get along great with Flyleaf, you are all crammed on a bus together so it helps to be a team player. Selfishness isn’t a good trait for bus life.
4. Get out and explore! I am in a different city everyday on the road so I make sure to see what I can and treat my job like a vacation : ) work and play is the best motto!
5. Dry shampoo, coffee, my teddy bear, pictures of my friends and family back home, a sense of humor and a cell phone to reach others with a sense of humor, music in my headphones (and itunes gift cards handy) are a must for me on tour!!
Crypticrock.com- That was a great tour and you did put on a great performance. There is now a new single out called “Something Better” featuring Sonny of P.O.D. The single is off the new Flyleaf EP Who We Are out July 9th. How was your first recording and writing experience with the band for this material?
The writing experience was really awesome. I was really stoked on how the guys were really open with everyone’s ideas. We just all came in with different things we had and we collaborated it. It felt like a really good collaboration and a positive environment to write, so that’s key to making songs you love. “Something Better” is the single we decided to take to the studio. Working with Howard Benson was awesome, he really pushes you. I wanted my vocals to be true to what I do but also push it a little bit because it’s more a rock pop song, I feel really good about it.
Crypticrock.com- Well that’s something to look forward to and see a full length album in the future. Now on July 11th you are headed out on a Co-headlining tour with P.O.D. How excited are you about this tour?
Kristen May- I’m so stoked. I used to listen to P.O.D. when I was younger and I’ve always been a big fan of Sonny. I’m just excited to get out there and play “Something Better” and we’ll probably play another new song that we’ve written that’s unreleased. I just love playing live so I can’t wait.
Crypticrock.com- That is a good outlook and it will be interesting to see where the road takes you. What are some of your musical influences?
Kristen May- I feel like it’s ever evolving. Growing up my parents listened to a lot of classic rock, Led Zeppelin, The Who. My mom listened to Joni Mitchell, Carol King, and Stevie Wonder. When I heard Radiohead, Sunny Day Real Estate and Bjork, those were three of the musicians that really changed my perspective on music. Those definitely influenced me and as things progress I’ve been lately into Ellie Golding and I love The Temper Trap, and MGMT. More kind of electronic but a little bit experimental. I’ve always loved pop, I can’t get away from pop. I’ll totally jam out to the latest Selena Gomez with my niece and I can’t help it (laughs).