Get Involved in RJD2's Latest Venture

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RJD2, known to some as RJ Krohn, has lost his marbles. No, just kidding. But he has picked up the moniker The Insane Warrior for his new album that dropped Feb. 1, We Are The Doorways. Krohn's inspiration came from a recent binge on 1975-1984 sci-fi flicks.

Lisa Tiger Brown, former coworker of Krohn's and fellow science fiction junkie, brewed an idea from his blog post explaining the record's concept. The specific line: "... this album could be considered a soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist (at the moment)," got Brown thinking about a project involving audio and visual accompaniments to Krohn's new tunes. So was born the aptly named We Are The Doorways companion project.

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WATD is an endeavor entirely thriving off of fan submissions. The site states no specific direction for the art and invites those interested to submit "literally anything that is original and that you think works well with one or more tracks from the album." Emphasis on original here. The page goes on to stress that participants' art will be removed if it's found to be plagiarized. All of this is not too unlike the Johnny Cash Project.

Brown presented the blueprint for WATD on Feb. 4 and so far a mere three artists are credited with submitting work. Although the current competitors seem to exclusively favor a visual approach with a single image depicting a single song, the floor remains open for fresh takes.

Krohn unveils his three favorite accompaniments April 1. The top three artists may earn prizes ranging from RJD2 LP's, sunglasses and a lunch date with Krohn himself.

Interested artists feeling Krohn's latest groove-talk (which you may find in free-streaming form at The Insane Warrior's bandcamp) should head over to We Are The Doorways' FAQ page for submission guidelines.

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