104% Funded


Target: €2800


€2,928 Raised


72 Funders

'Foreign Cities' Album Packaging

By James Cooper


I'm James Cooper, a Dublin-based Aussie songwriter, singer, musician and producer. I arrived in Dublin over 2 years ago now. About a year after that I set myself a challenge. Without knowing anyone in the Dublin music scene could I create an album all on my own? This time around could I write, perform, record & produced a whole album myself?

I've done it. The record is 100% finished, mixed and mastered. The new album weaves through indie pop, rock, experimental & acoustic sounds. I then called on a few Aussies to help finish the job. The record was mixed in Australia by Sean Carey and Michael Carpenter. Mixes were approved via the cloud & then mastered at Australia's largest mastering studio by Rick O'Neil.

The only thing that isn't finished, is the final physical product. This time around I'm not involving record labels, I'm doing it all independently. However, I'd love to involve you and ask you to help finance bringing the project into the physical world through funding the packaging of the record. We live in a download crazy age. Being trained in design and art direction and having worked as a record sleeve designer in London and Sydney, I'm still a big believer in a beautiful physical product.

What I want to do now is design & illustrate the FOREIGN CITIES packaging myself. Then I'll release the album in 3 formats: 180 gram heavy weight vinyl with download card, a CD/DVD combo and obviously a download too.

I'm also collaborating with a whole group of filmmakers, animators, photographers and visual artists to launch FOREIGN CITIES on May 17 in Dublin. The idea behind this is simple: On my own, I created the full audio album. For the visual side of things I wanted to flip this around and collaborate with a number of other creatives. The FOREIGN CITIES MUSIC FILMS PROJECT gives a group of visual creatives opportunity to create new films based on my audio album. The brief to them was very open; use the songs as an audio bed for your own story, or make a promo for the song - it was up to them. They were free to involve me as much or as little as they wanted. So far we've already worked with directors, producers, DOPs & Set dressers to name just a few. More films are being shot over the next 2 months. You can keep up to date at foreigncities.tv. I'm super excited to see the outcome and I'd also like to include these films in the package I release with the final record.

Its exciting for me to get you involved early. That way, I can list you in the artwork as a FOREIGN CITIES supporter. If you're feeling extra supportive, check out how to become an executive producer of the record below. So together let's release a beautiful Foreign Cities album package into the physical world on May 17. Thanks so much for your support.


Note: Physical albums will be posted a week prior to release.



Foreign Cities Launch Screening Tonight!

Hi Folks- Your Foreign Cities packages have shipped & we're screening the 10 music films tonight from 7.30pm at the Sugar Club in Dublin to launch the project. Details here: http://foreigncities.tv/thelaunch If your reward included a 'ticket' to the launch, your name will be on the door tonight. We're also still waiting on a few addresses so we can ship your packages so look for an email from foreigncities@gmail.com in your box and shoot us a reply. Thanks all for your support and if you're in Ireland we hope to see you at the Sugar Club tonight! James & The Foreign Cities Crew http://www.foreigncities.tv

Launch & Rewards Details ;-)

Hi Folks- Thanks SO much for funding the physical release of the Foreign Cities project. Just to let you know, an email will go out to you all personally this week with details of your rewards and when you'll be receiving things. Directors are all busy finishing off the Foreign Cities films and the Vinyl & CD making elves are all hard at work making the packaging... The launch screening has been confirmed for Thurs May 17 @ The Sugar Club Dublin. Doors open 7.30pm for a screening of all 10 music films on the big screen. Our hosts are For The Love Of (Ivor & Shane) with a live set from Bantum feat. visuals by Geppetto!! (bring a friend or 3 and tell all!) You can join the Facebook event invite here & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/367802919922274/ You'll be hearing more from us later in the week. Until then thanks!! JC & The Foreign Cities Crew

Thank You All So Much!

Just wanted to send you all a quick note on this sunny Dublin morning to say thank you for personally funding this music and films project. I really hope you enjoy the 10 new tracks on the album when they arrive in May. We're 64% funded now with €982 left to raise in the last 7 days of the campaign. Another 2 Foreign Cities music films are being shot in Dublin this Saturday & Sunday... Feel free to send on the funding link to all like minded creative friends http://www.fundit.ie/project/foreign-cities-album-packaging And keep up to date with the project as it unfolds at http://foreigncities.tv/ or tweet about it using the #ForeignCities hashtag. Once again, just sending you my gratitude for supporting an ambitious creative project! Power to you! Regards JC

Happy Easter & Thanks!

Hi All- Happy Easter and thank you all so much for helping fund FOREIGN CITIES. We're now funded over the €1k mark and are 36% funded. Only €1789 to go over the next 14 days! Do mention this project to any music fans you meet over the break and keep safe. Enjoy those Easter eggs folks! JC

We're on our way! 25% funded with 17 days to go!

Hi guys- Just wanted to thank those of you that have already supported the Foreign Cities album and films project. We can't do this without people like you who see the reason to be involved in independent creative projects. We've just wrapped on another 2 music film shoots this weekend. It's a really exciting time for this project. We now have 17 days to go and we're 25% funded. Remember that if we don't hit our target, none of the funding comes through so please do share this project with like minded friends and family who are into supporting creative projects! Many many thanks! JC http://www.fundit.ie/project/foreign-cities-album-packaging

funders (72)

There are 63 public funders of this project

There are 9 anonymous funders of this project