Help me make my third album, Heartbreak Residue

Like many of you, I have experienced loss in a variety of ways over the past couple of years. Once we experience grief, it becomes something we carry. I don't see it as something that we heal from, but rather a new piece of us that forever shifts our view of the world and I don't think that is a bad thing. 

Over the last two years, I have been asking myself this question: what is it to create from this place? How can I be vulnerable and honest about my new traveling companion, grief? The answer, as it often is for me, was to create this music. To write it out. To use the tools that I have learned through my many years of being a performer and teacher to shape an experience for you, my dear community.

This project is a collection of songs that will be recorded and released, yes, but more importantly, this project is about creating space for you--for us. It will be a space for all of us to know that we are not alone and that these feelings will not be the end of us, but rather, seeds for what is to be created. By joining this community, you will gain access to a pool of resources that can support as we move through challenges. There will be listening parties, story sharing parties, meditation downloads, and much more that you are welcome to experience. 

I would love for you to partner with me in this journey. I want the songs that I have written to be a healing backdrop for you in whatever you are experiencing. I started recording on April 28, 2022 and am thrilled with how this music is shaping up. I cannot wait to share the sounds with you!

photo by Marc Rene

photo by Marc Rene

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Heartbreak Residue

Briget Boyle

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This is it y'all! I have been talking about making this album for a while and it is finally coming through into reality. I started recording on April 28 at ModernTone Studios in Lafayette, CA. Eleven songs and lots of heart. I am so honored to get to share this music with you and can't wait to get it into your hot little hands! Thank you for your

This is it y'all! I have been talking about making this album for a while and it is finally coming through into reality. I started recording on April 28 at ModernTone Studios in Lafayette, CA. Eleven songs and lots of heart. I am so honored to get to share this music with you and can't wait to get it into your hot little hands! Thank you for your support. May the music serve to heal!

Expected release: January 31, 2023

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To Think About Repair - a meditation download
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To Think About Repair - a meditation download

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I offer you a gentle guided meditation that focuses on mending any fractures in your heart. This meditation will be an instrumental song of mine with a gentle voiceover by me to guide you through some thoughts. Download available May 26, 2022.

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Ticket to live online celebration with Briget - Wed, June 1, 7:00 PM
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Join me on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM PT on good old Zoom. I'll play some tunes, share in-progress studio recording and chat with you about the recording process, writing, heartbreak, etc. It will be a beautiful way to connect with each other! Link will be sent the week of the event.

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The Demoes
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I will send you a link to listen to the demoes from the album. They are live and raw and will give you the opportunity to get listen to what the songs sound like before production.

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Monthly Heartbreak Residue Meet-up
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Starting in July 2022, I will host a monthly online meet-up to connect, share stories, share music, share project updates. You will also be invited to the party on June 1 to celebrate the end of the campaign and will receive a digital copy of the album!

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The First Two
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I will send you my first two albums on CD or digital download. The Parts Interior was released in 2014 and The Next Line, in 2018. 23 original songs. You will also receive a download of the new album when it is complete!

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Songwriting Coaching Session
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Are you a budding songwriter? Are you looking for guidance on accessing your truth and translating it into music? I would love to work with you. A songwriting session is on-hour in length and I will walk you through some great exercises to access your writing voice and if you have a song that you are working on, I am happy to offer ideas and suggestions to help further your creative expressions

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Singing Lesson
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One of the greatest joys in my life is helping people access their singing voice. I have been teaching people to sing in private lessons and workshops for many years and am excited to offer this as a perk for supporting this project. I teach on Zoom or in-person in my home in North Berkeley. Looking forward to singing together!

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Your Very Own House Concert
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Do you live in or around the Bay Area? I will come to your house and perform a concert for you! House concerts are the best and I would LOVE to share an evening with you.

If you live elsewhere and would like to claim this perk, please email briget@brigetboyle.com to discuss it!

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Interested in finding out about more offers as we go? I will be adding new perks over the course of the campaign

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Pristine vocals on a fine laid back but a well-produced 11-track collection…Her voice seems almost without fault…These are great songs.” - No Depression (about The Next Line, 2018)

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Project update!

So far, we have recorded basic tracks (bass, drums, acoustic guitar) and last Friday, I finished lead vocals for 6 of the 11 songs. We have two more sessions this week to finish the vocals and start overdubbing the other…

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The working song list

Here is the working list of songs for the album. 

  1. Even-Keeled Heart  
  2. Difference Between  
  3. Mandolin  
  4. Loops & Sockets*  
  5. Heartbreak Residue+  
  6. Apocalypse  
  7. Birdlike  
  8. Gravity  
  9. California  
  10. Crime & Misdemeanors  
  11. So Sorry  

*co-written with Tim Silva  
+co-written with Adri Walker 

May the Games Begin!

Thank you so much for taking part in this journey with me. I will be posting regular updates for my fundraising efforts including a daily total update.

I have chosen to run this campaign through my own website which is…

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Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” - Tom Petty

FAQ

Q: May I select more than one item from the give and receive section? 
A: You may add any combination or number of items to your cart. 

Q: When should I expect to hear about my items? 
A: I will be in touch in June about scheduling any live events. If you ordered the meditation you can expect it by June 1, 2022. 

Q: When I contribute to this campaign, how much of my money will go to this project? 
A: I chose to run this campaign on Bandzoogle and they don't take a percentage, unlike many of the other platform options (thanks, Bandzoogle!) There is a small fee per transaction for Paypal/Stripe, but that's just the cost of doing business!

Q: Why was this project so expensive? 
A: Recording and releasing music requires resources to ensure a quality, and marketable product. The project budget includes renting the studio, hiring the producer, musicians, and graphic designer. I will also be bringing on an intern for administrative and social media support so that I can maximize the impact of this music and create new streams of income for myself. The money raised in this campaign will, in essence, create many jobs for the people around me - I love that!

Q: When does the fundraiser end?
A: Well, I have a soft ending set for June 1, 2022, but I will keep this page live until I have raised the funds I need to ensure that this album is a success.