Jennifer Hope's new CD Velvet Fire, sponsored by Eddie Van Halen and produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith, Eve 6, Johnette Napolitano, James Blunt) is now available!
Shrouded in alternative pop rock, laced with sensuous synths and ethereal edges, Jennifer Hope brings listeners to a place of contrasts and a mystical ambiance. Hope cloaked in an intimate darkness is the distinction that defines this artists' music: dark yet light, soft but hard, restless and tranquil.
Jennifer Hope’s bio describes her as “an enigma”. As a musician whose training began in classical music, she has developed a fan base in the alternative pop/rock and goth/ethereal genres. As a singer/songwriter, she somewhat ventures away from traditional song structures, weaving intricate melodies around her deeply personal lyrics. Within the light of her voice and personality, she also explores and exposes the darkness within. An enigma, perhaps, but an artist, no doubt.
Demos of her new songs caught the attention of Eddie Van Halen, who immediately recognized her talent and potential. He stepped forward to sponsor the making of her new album, Velvet Fire. At the same time, producer Warren Huart had listened to songs that she submitted online and expressed interest in producing the album. With a sponsor, a renowned producer, A-list session players and a professional studio, she had the resources to record her music the way she envisioned it.
In this interview, Jennifer Hope discusses the craft of songwriting, the making of Velvet Fire, and the passion that drives her art. Read the interview with Examiner.com HERE.
A GREAT new review of “Velvet Fire” by Kyle Bloom – THRS Live Music/WAVY.com!
SoundSpike Music News Article – Eddie Van Halen teams with LL Cool J, sponsors Jennifer Hope & Van Halen concert dates.
Another Velvet Fire mention from KSLX 100.7FM.
New Guitar World interview with producer Warren Huart! In this interview, Huart takes a look at the changing roles of producers and engineers, and talks about recording independent artists, including his work with singer/songwriter Jennifer Hope on her new album, Velvet Fire.
New Examiner.com Interview with Warren Huart – “Velvet Fire” Producer.
In addition to downloads, physical CD’s are now available for purchase at cdbaby!
Grammy winner Phil Allen (Adele’s “Someone Like You”) played CD guitar and bass tracks on two songs for Velvet Fire!
Keyboardist Zac Rae (Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Jane’s Addiction, Annie Lennox, The Goo Goo Dolls), contributed studio tracks for five songs on Jennifer Hope’s upcoming CD release!
Drummer Blair Sinta (Alanis Morissette, Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox) tracked drums in the studio with Jennifer Hope for seven of the songs on her upcoming CD!