You may recall that back in December of 2015 He Is Legend successfully crowdfunded $71,894 for their next studio album. With over a year having past since, the band have now dropped an update explaining why the effort has yet to arrive. As it turns out, the band were locking down a label to help with the release of the effort. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:
“Hello Dear Friends,
First of all, we’d like to thank every one of you for your patience in the time we have taken to produce this album. We couldn’t have done this without you and we are truly grateful. We have made sure to exhaust every avenue in producing a product that we are all proud of, more so than any previous record, and we think we have made a killer record in doing so.
Some people have questions as to why this has taken so long for us to get the physical copies into their hands and we hope this short update sets your minds at ease.
We chose to use a crowdfunding site to collect money to record, mix, master, produce the artwork, the goods that were presented as perks, as well as manufacture the physical copies of the record. If we would have stopped there, our album would have been released in physical copies only to the few of you who purchased them through the 30 day campaign, leaving other album sales to be dependant on word of mouth and only online. This, to us, seemed counterproductive to what He Is Legend needs in a longterm goal- which is to get into the ears and eyes of people who have not yet experienced what we are best at.
That being said, we have looked into label services to get a worldwide record release as well as marketing that this album deserves. That is something that none of us could have done on our own and also explains the delay in the release.
We reworded our contract many times to ensure that those of you who were involved in the campaign get the album first, as well as a private stream, as soon as a release date is announced. We had to make sure that you guys are top priority, as we couldn’t have done it without you. This also ensures that physical copies will be in stores and that we are getting proper tours throughout this drop.
We can assure you we are out of the woods now and very happy with the way 2017 is shaping up. This is going to be a wild ride and we are so happy to have you guys on board with us. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for updated tour info and breaking news.
Thank you again for your Love, hope and patience and we can’t wait for you to hear “FEW” in the very near future,
All Of Our Love,
~HE IS LEGEND“
The band will embark on here with Norma Jean, Capsize and Comrades in March.