Photo by Jeremy Valencia

Meklit can’t wait to share We are Alive, her first Six Degrees album, with you. She’s just launched a PledgeMusic campaign to support the project, and is inviting you to join her.

We are Alive takes a contemporary approach to bringing back the spontaneity and live quality of albums recorded during the 1940s and 50s.

“We didn’t have the feeling we could edit it forever,” Meklit says. “It was like, ‘We gotta get the magic—the way things used to be recorded.’”

Produced by Eli Crews (tUnEyArDs, Geographer, and Deerhoof), the album’s 13 tracks deftly explore all of the facets of what it means to be alive.

“As hard as it gets, and as sweet as it gets—we are alive,” Meklit says.

By supporting Meklit’s PledgeMusic campaign, you’ll be become a direct part of her creative world.

“These days music is about the relationship between the audience and the artist,” says Meklit.

When you make a pledge of $12, you’ll preorder a downloadable version of We are Alive and will be among the first to receive it when it releases in March.

Based on your pledge level, you’ll also unlock a world of fun, one-of-a-kind perks unavailable to anyone else, including: a CD ($15), a signed CD and signed poster  ($45), a song written by Meklit just for you ($1000), and more!

And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll also be giving voice to the type of music you want to hear and the types of musical trends you want to see.

“That’s your power, your cultural impact,” Meklit says.

Pledge now.

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