My fans are so cool. (They) understand that it's not 1992 anymore, and that I've evolved and they have evolved with me. They understand that in writing music, I'm in the moment, and I'm not trying to do anything that relates to anything I've ever done before. I'm just doing what feels right now.
Juliana and other artists talk about fan funded projects in a feature at Salon - Don't Just Buy The Record - Help Fund It. (update - this is now a webarchive.org link - the original Salon link is dead)
It's worth a read, although it's a shame they haven't given the new album its updated name.