Kate Miller-Heidke has announced that her 4th album, ‘O Vertigo!’, is due for release in March next year – her first independently-released album. The singer-songwriter, renowned for her direct interaction with her fans, has used the direct-to-fan platform Pledge Music to launch a campaign to fund the recording of the album.
The campaign has broken records and achieved its target in 3 days, making it both the fastest and all-round most successful direct-to-fan campaign by an Australian artist to date. But although the campaign has achieved and even exceeded it’s initial target, there are still lots of exciting perks on offer.
With every pledge to Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘O Vertigo!’ campaign, fans instantly receive a download of a free 11-track live album recorded on Kate’s extraordinary ‘Heavenly Sounds’ tour conducted earlier this year in churches and cathedrals around the country. All pledgers will also receive a download of the new album ‘O Vertigo!” on release day, currently expected to be 14 March 2014.
In addition to the basic pledges which pre-order the album, and a huge variety of merchandise items and fan bundles, Kate is also offering some unique experiences, including your name in the liner notes, happy birthday phone calls, acoustic house gigs, the chance to be on the guest list for every Kate Miller-Heidke show for life. One lucky fan can even pledge for her Wurlitzer piano, used to create all the new material for ‘O Vertigo!’. And now that the campaign is successful, Kate has added the opportunity for fans to visit the studio during recording, hear the tracks in progress, record hand-claps for a new song, and be credited as a performer on the album.
In addition to funding the recording of the album, 5% of everything raised will go to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) to support their work to save the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Kate will be touring capital cities in March-April 2014, performing brand new songs from ‘O Vertigo!, old favourites, and a few special requests from fans who have helped make the album a reality through the Pledge site. The shows are all-ages (although under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the Brisbane show).