May 2019 Newsletter
We wanted to do something a little different for May’s Newsletter.
First, we wanted to tell you about some of the crazy exciting things we have coming up in May; then, we wanted to write a short piece about what has been going on with us throughout this We Are More debut album process.
- Our debut album “We Are More” is coming out on May 17th! We are so proud of these songs, they are very honest and vulnerable songs about what we has been going on with us for the past few years. You can pre-save our album on Spotify by clicking here or pre-order the physical CD/digital download by clicking here.
- Our album release shows are May 15th in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and May 22nd (Jon’s birthday!) in Stockholm, Sweden. For the U.S. show, you can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list to get in for free; otherwise, it is $5 at the door. For the Stockholm show, you can make a dinner reservation at: email@example.com.
- To date, we’ve released three singles, “Blank Check”, “Sorry” and “Close Your Eyes”. You can listen to them here: 7000apart.hearnow.com
- To view our 2019 Tour Schedule you can go to our website by clicking here.
We have been booking shows for 2019 and lots of people have been asking us to come to new cities which is really exciting!
That being said, we also realized by trying to book new cities that traditional venues aren’t always open to new music artists performing in their city if they can’t bring lots of people to their establishment. That led us to the realization that living room shows are probably the best way for us to come to a new city.
Just you, us and 20 friends who you think would enjoy our music!
If you would be interested in hosting us in your city and helping us put together a living room tour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and specific dates (looking to book in U.S.A. between July-October 2019).
7000apart Journal - “Highs and Lows (Growing Pains)” by Jon Kresin
No matter what it might look like on social media, so far 2019 has been an incredible year of highs and lows, also known as “growing pains”.
On one hand, we have been faced with excitement for all of our new songs every day and massive amounts of motivation to work on giving each of these songs the best chance to succeed that we can. We have been so overwhelmed by the support we have had on our singles, so far. We have reached over 22,000 streams on Blank Check and gotten more nice comments on our music than we can count. So, thank you for that!
On the other hand, we have been struggling with the reality that is self-funding an album (even with the help of crowdfunding) as an independent musician, paying our other bills to live personally and working all the other jobs that help keep us afloat from month to month. All of that on top of working full time as 7000apart.
There have been many tears shed, both happy and sad. We are getting to the point that we don’t physically have enough time in a day to do everything that needs to be done. Which is kind of a good problem to have, but in the meanwhile it is challenging. All that to say, we are experiencing growing pains. Lots of them and it is hard.
We aren’t making this as a pity post, but rather as a “you have to work incredibly hard to chase after your dreams” post. Don’t worry about us. We are not going to stop chasing after our dreams and we won’t give up. We have so much more to give. There are so many aspects of the journey that we enjoy, it is just a little challenging right now.
It is rough. Incredibly rough to chase after your dreams.
It is very easy to see why most people give up on their dreams and don’t go that extra mile because honestly, it takes a lot of, well…work.
It takes long nights of pushing through even when you’re exhausted. It takes not having much of a social life or even time off for a while. Weekends don’t really exist.
We want to encourage you to go the extra mile for whatever it is you want to do. We want to encourage you to not give up and even when you fall down to get back up again.
If you believe in something enough and are proud enough of something you’ve done, then it is worth all the hard work and going the extra mile.
Thank you for all your support throughout this album process. We wouldn’t be where we are without you.
Always remember that “We Are More”…
Amelie & Jon - 7000apart