I’m Hope, 18-year-old sing songwriter from Hertfordshire. My upcoming tour dates supporting Brian McFadden 6th,7th,8th.9th of November at the Boisdale of Canary Wharf. Currently working on my debut EP – keep an eye out!
MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE ALBUMS:
(change almost daily so this was so hard to pick 5)
BLUE – JONI MITCHELL
How I love this album. It’s heartbreaking, and uplifting all in one. I think A Case of You is such a complex, emotional gut wrenching song. I know she has touched the hearts of many musicians and it’s not hard to see why. This album kind of leaves me speechless because it evokes such a deep emotion in me.
THESE STREETS – PAOLO NUTINI
This is such a go to album for me. I’ve never got tired of it. I was only 6 when this album came out but immediately became a car journey favourite in our family and I truly have loved it ever since. You can’t really fault it; every single song is an absolute banger. There are highs, lows; it’s a real journey into his mind and his relationships. This album makes me think of autumnal family car journeys.
MADE OF BRICKS – KATE NASH
I love how punchy this album is. I remember Kate Nash visited the university where my mum worked and I got to see her play a few songs and was completely transfixed, I managed to get her autograph and I’m pretty sure I shouted ‘I love you’ about 3 times during her performance. I was a completely star struck 8 year old. Listening to this album as an adult, it’s a really clever album. She uses classic pop song structure but also kind of messes with it too. The rhythms are really interesting, I love how the song Dickhead is led rhythmically but you have these really sassy string interjections. Brilliant album.
SHERYL CROW – SELF TITLED 1996 ALBUM
This album is a testament to great songwriting. There are some truly heartbreaking songs on this album, like super cry in the car songs, balanced with a good dose of positivity and a laid back attitude. Every Day is A Winding Road is the staple song for me on this album. A real good cheer up song.
ETHER SONG – TURIN BRAKES
I would like this album to be played at my funeral, not in a depressing way, just in a like ‘oh my god I love this album and I want people to listen to it and feel as contemplative about life and music as I do’ when listening to it. I don’t know whether I love this album because it’s the last album I remember my Dad singing along to and sometimes I can slightly hear his voice singing along to Painkiller. Or whether it’s just bloody brilliant. Lyrically, I hadn’t heard such intricate and poetic writing before, the lead vocalist’s voice is so unique but real and honest, and the arrangements are just beautiful. To me it’s a mix of being angry at life, but also seeing the beauty of it.
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