A Captivating Blend of Genre Bending Intrigue. Mystical Indie Rock with Sensuous Chill Wave Overtones and Shadowy Electronic Edges.
She is an enigma... and it serves her well. Indeed, nothing is simple in Jennifer Hope’s world. Her point of view may be intricate, but it’s also understandable and, in a way, comforting. When she explores the dark recesses of life she not only challenges preconceived notions, she also exposes the discord within and the truths hidden behind them.
Shrouded in gritty alternative rock, laced with seductive synths and ethereal edges, Jennifer invites listeners into her world, a place of contrasts and a mystical ambiance. Her songs posses both soft, silky petals and sharp, distressed thorns. In fact, it’s life’s contradictions that propel and motivate her.
With tunes like “Maze of Lies,” Jennifer calls it as she sees it with strong, cutting lyrics: “I don’t want to know what’s in your mind / and I don’t need to see what I might find / in your maze of lies.” But, this artist is not just another angry feminista. The music scene has plenty of them already. Instead, Jennifer deals with human nature and all of its eccentricities.
At times her comments may seem scathing, but they’re also honest and strikingly sound. Occasionally, she’ll offer a hint of hope and crave a taste of happiness, such as in “Rapture,” a song that speaks about a longing many have endured: “every night desire waits for you here / will you return to me / rapture.” That hope, cloaked in an intimate darkness, is the essence of Jennifer’s music: dark yet light, soft but hard, restless and tranquil.
In 2013, Jennifer Hope completed and released her ten track CD, "Velvet Fire”. Earlier this year, she recorded and released her latest EP, "X-Tremities”. Both projects were sponsored by Eddie Van Halen and produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Johnette Napolitano, James Blunt). Unique and independent, yet commercially accessible, “Velvet Fire” and "X-Tremities" are the cumulative evolution of Jennifer Hope's past album and compilation releases on Cleopatra Records, Middle Pillar, Wreckage Productions, Big Eye Music and Tributized as well as her own label, Mystic Dreams Music.
Jennifer Hope is currently in the studio working on a new recording project. Details coming soon!
Pictures from the X-Tremities release party are on Facebook!
X-Tremities review from Indie Band Guru.
Jennifer Hope interview with Alison Richter on Examiner.com!
X-Tremities review from SKOPE Magazine.
A GREAT review of “Velvet Fire” by Kyle Bloom – THRS Live Music/WAVY.com!
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 includes, 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!