Guitarist Jesse Lawson left Sleeping With Sirens last October when he decided to take a break from touring due to his first child being born. Now, Lawson has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a new 6-song EP entitled Chapter II and a short Documentary, looking into the music business and his personal life.

You can watch Lawson’s announcement video and read his statement below. Be sure to check out his Indiegogo page—almost halfway to its $15,000 goal.

“Hello Everyone! 

My Name is Jesse Lawson, most of you know me from my previous band Sleeping With Sirens. I recently had my first child with my wife and decided to take a break from touring the world non-stop. However, I am not done with music, at all! While in Sirens, I was always writing and wanted to release something where I could express my heart through lyrics and singing. Now, I am at a point in my life where I can do that, which is very exciting! 

I need your help! I am doing this whole project on my own. No Label, No management, No agents, etc.. and that is extremely hard to do. Paying everything out of pocket, such as Recording, Mastering, Merch, promo pictures, artwork, as well as a behind the scenes Documentary looking into my personal life, studio life, and even tour life is going to take a lot of money. But, with you, my amazing family, friends, and awesome fans, we can make this happen. I want you all to feel just as much a part of this project as me, that's what makes this so special. So, check out the perks I am offering and please be a part of “Chapter II”

Most of all..Thank you for embarking on this Journey with me. You are making my dreams come true.