Mary Lambert was an amazing artist to work with and record for The Kate S2, it’s easy to see how her new EP Bold was completely funded by her fans. Mary began crowdfunding for her Bold shortly after recording her episode for The Kate. It took just eight hours to reach her goal of $20,000 to fund the project. By the end of the campaign, more than 1,600 people pledged more than $68,000.
Rewards for supporting Bold ranged from Mary sending “good vibes” to her taking fans out to dinner (16 people took advantage of that perk).
The album was recorded in California, Washington, and Massachusetts and three songs were produced by the singer/songwriter, a first since her choice to go independent from major record label support.
“Bold is a collection of some of the funnest pop songs I’ve ever made,” she wrote on her Kickstarter page. Crowdfunding was used for mixing, mastering, and distributing the album, which is scheduled for release in May, 2017.
On her upcoming episode of The Kate, you can catch one of the new songs off Bold titled “Know Your Name,” Mary and her band performed the song live for the first time on the show!