Saturday, September 29, 2012 , Updated 6:00 a.m., October 2, 2012
UPDATED: Dallas singer Becky Middleton is fundraising for new, soulful album
She met her goal.
Becky Middleton PledgeMusic.com Campaign
DALLAS Lately, Dallas songstress Becky Middleton is the female lead vocalist for local folktronic dance outfit Ishi, first filling in when singer Taylor Rea departed in May of last year. Middleton hasn’t had much time to focus on her solo career. That is, until now.
While she works with members of Ishi to release a new album before the end of the year, she’s also recording her yet-to-be-titled sophomore record, which she calls a departure from the music she has created before.
“Well, it's still me,” Middle said of her forthcoming album. “I'll always be a mix of genres, but this is more of me finally coming into my own as an artist. I've grown a lot since my last album, musically and personally.”
Middleton says she is heading in a more soulful direction, which she says she lightly touched the surface of on No Trouble. After recording a few spots on other artist’s songs in the studio, she realized she was doing more for others than herself and needed to get down to business. With her new album in the works, she is embracing her soulful side and letting it take the wheel.
Currently, Middleton is holding a campaign on pledgemusic.com where fans can donate to help her fund the recording of her new album. Since Middleton is an independent artist and is not signed to a record label – or receiving any form of outside financial backing – she needs all the monetary support she can get. She's politely asking for $10,000, and as of press time, she was about 65% of the way there.
Those who give to her campaign will receive five unreleased recordings, exclusives, and help support Middleton’s favorite charity Falling Whistles, a non-profit that helps rescue, rehabilitate, and educate victims who are forced into the war taking place in the Congo. If Middleton goes beyond her goal, she will give the remainder to the charity.
Fans who want to give more can have their name in the album credits, receive singing lessons via Skype, have Middleton sing a their wedding or host a concert at their house, or receive an executive producer credit.
The pledge drive ends
Sunday Monday. Donate here.
UPDATE: Middleton met her goal 101%, which means her album will be funded.