Atlanta based singer/songwriter Kima Charysse has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund her 8 song debut release. The 2x Rhythm of Gospel Award nominated artist, who has been compared to top Award winning artists like Kari Jobe, Mary Mary, and Adele, is looking to release her new album in Summer 2012.
“I have been working on this album off and on for the past few years, during which time I have had various life situations that have pulled me away from completing this project”, said Kima. “What really got me focused was when a pastor at a small Atlanta church I was performing at recently, told me that the longer I wait [to finish the album] the more people will die [spiritually], and that is when I realized Jesus needs me to go out into the world and share His truth. So I got with my team and completed 10 great songs from which I’d like my fans to help me pick the 8 songs that should be contained on the project. Since I am not signed to a major label, I don’t have the financial backing to fund the marketing and distribution of this album the way it needs to be. The mission is to bring glory to the kingdom of God and help others connect with Christ and cope with real life through each song. I am humbled and forever grateful for everyone who supports this music ministry I have been called into.”
The Kickstarter campaign goal is to raise $12,000 by April 15th 2012. Supporters can pledge money via Kima’s Kickstarter webpage and everyone who participates will receive certain rewards based upon the level of their donation. Rewards include things like: free downloads and CDs of the new album, your name in the album credits, a chance to hear the project before it is released, cameo appearance in Kima’s first music video, Skype video chats, autographed limited edition posters, dinner with Kima that includes a private acoustic concert or even a concert at your church small group.
About Kima Charysse:
Kima Charysse has drawn comparisons to top Award winning artists like Adele, Mary Mary and Kari Jobe. Kima is expanding her reach through Christ centered songs that embody the youthful swagger of hip-hop and the contemporary heart of praise and worship. Her current debut single, “Jesus Will”, can be heard on numerous award winning radio stations and has secured 2012 nominations for 2 Rhythm of Gospel Awards and 1 CFC Radio Award.