Songs from the Heart and Beyond

A project by Katie



I aim to glorify God with every piece of music I write, record, or perform -- He gave me the gift, and I'll always use it for His glory.


I was first inspired to start writing music around 13 years ago. My Mimi (my grandmother) encouraged my passion for music, and she had huge dreams for me -- she believed I could one day make music to reach others, long before I was ever willing to try singing a note. It's taken me years to gain the confidence to start sharing my music with others, much less to sing my music, but when I did gain some of that confidence, doors started opening; people wanted to hear more of my music.

My main goal with writing music has been three-fold: first, music is the best way I can express myself -- I have Asperger's Syndrome, and expressing my emotions has always been difficult, but music allows me the perfect (and most accurate) outlet to express every emotion. Second (and most importantly), I aim to glorify God with every piece of music I write, record, or perform -- He gave me the gift, and I'll always use it for His glory. Third, I want to reach people, inspire them, encourage them, give them hope -- music is a powerful vessel, and I want to use it for good.

Last year, I was approached out-of-the-blue from an independent record label interested in distributing my music online. I rushed to put together an album (Renewed Passion) for them to release. Now I'm ready to release my second album, and I want to release it digitally through the label, but also I need to get physical CDs produced for distribution. That's where this campaign comes in. Production costs are high, and I'm on a severely limited budget. But the good news is that I only need $500 to have enough to get the CDs made!

I'm sure the question at the front of your mind is: what's the album about? Good question! 
I write so much music (usually several songs a month), so it wasn't easy narrowing down the song selection for this album! The album consists primarily of what I call "dual-purpose" songs -- this means that they can be interpreted as being about either God or about a person. The reason I went with this concept (aside from the fact that a good friend of mine suggested it) is because I feel that these songs can reach a wider variety of people -- not only that, but when someone who isn't necessarily Christian hears the music, there's a subtle Christian undertone that the Lord could use to spark something in their hearts!

Let's make this album happen! Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated, whether it's monetary or prayer!

**I DONATE 50% OF PROCEEDS FROM ALBUM SALES TO A LOCAL AUTISM CAUSE, CFAII**


Glory of God

My only prayer request is that God will be glorified through this album! My ultimate goal is for people to be reached, for them to see the love of Christ, and experience that everlasting joy! The music is just a vessel and a step toward that. Please join me in praying that God’s glory will always be at the forefront. Thanks, and God bless you all!

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  • Album Proceeds

    over 1 year ago

    As a reminder (I mentioned this in the video), 50% of proceeds from album sales will go to support a local Autism cause (CFAII)!

  • Album Progress

    over 1 year ago

    I’ve already recorded all the songs for the album. A few of the mixes are finished. I have to re-record some of the vocals and instruments on a few tracks just to polish them up. This will be a 15 song album, with five bonus songs on the deluxe version of the album (so 15 tracks on the standard album, 20 tracks on the deluxe album).

    • Scott

    • 2013-07-30 17:36:39 -0700
    • Stephanie

    • 2013-07-30 16:41:05 -0700
    • Timothy

    • 2013-07-30 13:34:28 -0700
    • Sharon

    • 2013-07-29 21:06:44 -0700
    • Stacey

    • 2013-07-29 18:09:26 -0700
    • Paul

    • 2013-07-29 15:15:03 -0700
    • Moe

    • 2013-07-23 10:47:09 -0700
    • Paul

    • 2013-07-16 04:15:55 -0700
    • BaronTradesJunk

    • 2013-07-15 09:45:51 -0700
    • Donna

    • 2013-07-03 10:16:19 -0700



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  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you so much Scott for your donation! God bless you!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Big thank you to Stephanie for your contribution! God bless!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you Timothy for your donation! God bless!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you very much Sharon Lavergne for your generous contribution! God bless you!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you so much Stacey for your support! God bless!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Big THANK YOU to Moe Hilario for the donation! God bless! :-)

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thanks “Paul Spencer” for your generous contribution! God bless!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you “BaronTradesJunk” for your donation! God bless you!

  • Katie    over 1 year ago

    Thank you Donna (my mom) for the contribution! Love you!

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