Last year, Nadler launched a Kickstarter campaign to release her eponymous full-length album. Within two weeks, her cult following had already helped her surpass her goal by pledging $17,000. But the campaign's success did not mark the end of the struggle that began when Nadler was dropped from hip indie label Mexican Summer, which had taken its name from one of her songs. "It was a personal blow, not just a professional one," she says. "I'm not one to dwell on the negative. If anything it gave me more fuel to try to make the best record I could possibly make."