Sean Rowe: "I've decided to go it on my own for this next record...with just you guys to back me"

Check it out: Sean Rowe is looking to record his next album without his record label -- and he's raising the money to do so by pre-selling the album via Kickstarter. Blurbage:

I started out singing Otis Redding covers in bars while football games were on the big screen above me. When I got signed to a record label in 2009, I thought all my dreams had come true--and they did. Being with Anti- and having them to support the creation of my last 3 records has put me in places that I had long wished to be, and I am beyond grateful for that. But the business is ever-changing, and with that, I've been feeling the need to steer the horse in a different direction. So this time around, I've decided to go it on my own for this next record...with just you guys to back me. More than ever, I see the importance of building a community, and trusting that if you work your damn hardest and truly believe in what you're doing, people will rally behind you.

The video embedded above has a bit more about his motivation.

Rowe is planning to record the new album with producer Matt Ross-Spang in Memphis this summer, according to the Kickstarter page.

The first level to back the project is $25 -- that includes a download of the new album when it's ready, along an immediate download of a new 5-track EP.

The project goal is $43,500 (as of this morning $13,806 had been raised).

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