Lead singer for Grammy and Dove Award-nominated Fireflight, Dawn Michele forges ahead to release her worship album full-length solo album, "Surrender" despite the collapse of popular crowd-funding site PledgeMusic. "Surrender" releases this Friday. PledgeMusic is a site that helps artists raised money for their projects with funds coming in from fans. With PledgeMusic recently suspending their operations after coming under fire for not paying the artists, Michele's new album is severely affected.
Never wanting to let her circumstances define her, the singer decided to take out personal loans to finance her record and pay back all her pledger's purchases. Fans and supporters can help Dawn now by contributing even just a few dollars to her PayPal account at: https://www.paypal.me/DawnFireflight
"This project has been a labor of love for me and all the incredible people who have supported me so far in this journey," says Michele. "Now, in the home stretch of making this dream become a reality, I have the unique opportunity to connect personally with all of you who have so lovingly come alongside to support the album's release!
Best-known for her powerhouse rock vocals with Fireflight, including on the band's 10th No. 1 single, "I Won't Look Back," and the hard-driving, barn-burner "Die Free", Michele's new worship album is an organic extension of her creative ministry.
"The world throws so much negative ideas, feelings and lies our way every day. Surrender is meant to inspire others to find more time and space in our lives to recognize that God is number one, and to connect with Him in worship," encourages Michele. "When we worship God, we line-up everything that we are saying, thinking and doing to please God, and there is never a more powerful time in our lives than when these three things come into perfect alignment."
In addition to her role in Fireflight, Michele served on staff as worship leader and led a women's worship ministry at Sagebrush Church in Albuquerque, NM before recently returning to Nashville with her husband, Matt Lott (House of Heroes, Wavorly), and their 3-year-old son.