Jennifer Hope’s new EP X-Tremities, sponsored by Eddie Van Halen and produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith, Eve 6, Johnette Napolitano, James Blunt) released on April 8, 2014!
A captivating blend of genre bending intrigue. Mystical indie rock with sensuous chill wave overtones and shadowy electronic edges.
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.
Pictures from the X-Tremities release party are on Facebook!
New X-Tremities review from SKOPE Magazine.
New EP release party Saturday, April 12, 2014 at The Federal in North Hollywood, CA. View the Facebook event HERE.
Velvet Fire Anniversary Sale! Now through Tuesday, March 4, 2014 download Velvet Fire for $4.99 and/or get a physical CD for only $5.99 HERE. If you didn’t get it before, now’s the time!
A GREAT 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 for Velvet Fire are now available for purchase at cdbaby!
Jennifer Hope’s ten track CD, Velvet Fire was released February 2013. Among the musicians who contributed tracks to the album are Keyboardist Zac Rae (Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Jane’s Addiction, Annie Lennox, The Goo Goo Dolls) Drummer Blair Sinta (Alanis Morissette, Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox) and Grammy winner Phil Allen (Adele’s “Someone Like You”) who played guitar and bass on several tracks!