I really am lost for words and don't know how to express my infinite gratitude towards every single one of you who supported my indiegogo campaign. There are no amount of words that can do justice to the feeling of joy that I have at the moment. I am overwhelmed by all of the the love and generosity.
To be perfectly honest, I had no idea what to expect or how close I would get to my intended goal. In this day and age it is so difficult to make a living purely out of music, that I constantly doubt myself, and probably always will, of my creative capabilities. I swore to my friends that if I can't raise this money or get close to the final amount I should really just switch careers and go back to Iran and be a pastoral nomad living in the wild feeding off the land.
I think I actually did myself a favor by setting such a hard goal. It forced me to get outside of my comfort zone and really challenge my perception towards the world. Most importantly it forced me to communicate even more with the people that appreciate my work, and get to know them better. It is such a beautiful feeling to see people from all corners of the planet invest their time, money and love into my creative outbursts. I couldn't ask for anything more in this life. I have made so many interesting friends along this journey, but none have made me happier than the ones who restored my faith in the greater good of humanity through their selfless acts of kindness.
One person only contributed a dollar, but in his reasoning of why he contributed that small amount and how much he appreciated my music and efforts to to keep creating, made that one dollar feel like a million for me. Every single person who helped or contributed in any way they could is a saint in my book. I will not forget who you are. I will not let you down. I will make you proud.
When you hear my voice on these new songs, you can thank yourself for making this possible. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't because of you.
So thank you my friends. Thank you for making me believe again. Now that the goal is reached I will work harder than a mule and make sure I deliver. All these sweet words will mean nothing if I don't deliver.
See you on the other side.