Jennifer Hope EP SINspirations A Dark but Relatable Journey Melodic, Hypnotic and Evocative Songs

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LA-based singer and songwriter Jennifer Hope just released her newest EP ‘SINspirations’ on Cleopatra Records. ‘SINspirations’ is an extraordinary display of artistic prowess and bold imagery. Throughout the 4-track EP, Jennifer introduces weighty lyrical content that speaks to an enormous audience whether realized or not through a combination of original song and famous renditions.

The EP includes one of Jennifer’s original songs ‘#1 Deadly Sin” as well as three other popular renditions of titles performed by artists to include Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen and Linkin Park. While experiencing ‘SINspirations’ firsthand is the best path to understanding just how amazing an artist Jennifer Hope is, we captured a few highlights just on the heels of the EP’s January 12th release below.

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The first song on the ‘SINspirations’ is “#1 Deadly Sin” is a haunting track that captures the soul with lingering essence and bone chilling vocals. Jennifer Hope performs with a vast vocal range, her crisp voice adding to the icy vibes on the solemn production. ‘#1 Deadly Sin” is a dark song with a poignant message. The song firmly takes hold of listeners while hypnotising them with mysteriously playful melodies and deep brooding piano chords. This particular track was inspired by Lucifer, a primetime series on the FOX network. Appearances on “#1 Deadly Sin” include Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel Live Band Pianist/Keyboardist, Arranger and Composer). The project was co-produced by Jennifer Hope, Jonathan Bruns and executive produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt).

“Hurt” another compelling track on the EP  and originally performed by Nine Inch Nails, garners attention with its powerful songwriting and heavy instrumentals. The track is incredibly evocative as Jennifer Hope pours intense emotions out on every note. “Hurt” sonically illustrates a deep sea of pain that many fans will likely relate to whether outwardly or within the confines of their owns secrecy. Jennifer Hope delivers a reflective body of work that is magnificently inspiring. Through her rendition of “Hurt”, Jennifer hoped to “retain the freedom, energy and raw emotion of the performance” which is considered a “one-take performance in Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 studio” (jenniferhope.com).

Jennifer offers fans a different vibe on her rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”, a guitar-driven song with colorful vocals. “Dancing in the Dark” which includes some male vocals by way of Christopher Webb has a brighter tone, though the performance is equally as heart-wrenching as “Hurt”. “Dancing in the Dark” delivers vivid imagery through each lyric while padding each one with warm folk melodies and moving harmonies. Though the artists notes that “Dancing in the Dark” is an unlikely choice for her repertoire, she envisioned placing her sound with the lyrical content (jenniferhope.com). The song was co-produced by Jennifer Hope and Pete Strobl.

In her rendition of Linkin Park’s “My December”, Jennifer Hope serves up a sweeping performance. “My December” is a phenomenal finish to the musical journey that Jennifer embarked on with ‘SINspirations’ The singer cultivates a series of emotions that are undeniable as she performs flawless vocals, conveying the agony which lies within the popular hit. The song was released for download to help raise funds in honor of Music For Relief,One More Light Fund in Memory of Chester Bennington. Following its reception, the song was released for wider distribution. “My December” was produced by Jennifer and also features Dolce Wang (cello) and Tommy Reeves (piano).

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‘SINspirations’ is a powerful passage into areas that few dare to explore for one reason or another. Through eloquent songwriting, intricate stories and dark tales, Jennifer Hope gives a voice to those who simply cannot speak. ‘SINspirations’ is a spectacular body of work that is only enhanced by Jennifer’s enthralling performance.The gifted performer delivers  a feely EP that might leave you feeling both pensive and slightly uncomfortable. The fact is that some of the most uncomfortable conversations must be had in order to make even the slightest difference. Jennifer Hope is talking and we are listening.

While the songs on the EP were inspired by film and television imagery, they will resonate with listeners on a very personal level. The EP is moody, emotional and channels characters that are familiar both on-screen and in real life.

Jennifer Hope is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter who is known for her unique vocals which encompass ethereal and dreamy pop essence. She is recognized as an alternative singer and songwriter who besides delivering her own original songs, has captivated audiences with popular cover songs. Jennifer places her own spin on the renditions, giving the songs new life. The singer’s style is a fusion of dark and light, pain and pretty as her soft vocals entangle listeners in the most mystical manner.

No stranger to the music industry, Jennifer Hope has previously released music on her own label Mystic Dreams Music in addition to Cleopatra Records. Two of her projects, the LP Velvet Fire and the EP X-Tremities were sponsored by the notable Eddie Van Halen and produced by renowned Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt).

Following the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, Jennifer released her rendition of the chart-topping hit “My December” to raise funds to support Music For Relief, One More Light Fund in Memory of Chester Bennington, a charity founded in honor of the fallen star and world-renowned musician. Her recent alternative EP, ‘SINspirations’, was released on January 12th, 2018. The EP features Jennifer’s original work to include “#1 Deadly Sin”. ‘SINspirations’ is currently available on iTunes and all of your favorite digital music stores. Learn more about Jennifer Hope by following the links below.

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The Gangsta Rabbi Releases Album 2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69 Examining The World According to Steve Lieberman Legendary Musician

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There is little doubt that the latest album release from The Gangsta Rabbi ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ was a tremendous undertaking for the legendary musician who is also famously known as Steve Lieberman. Punk music fans are taken on a rather historic journey through The Gangsta Rabbi’s universe where a myriad of emotions are expressed through 16 resounding tracks, each delivering their own unusual, yet entertaining flair.

Scheduled for release on June 1, 2017, ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69‘ is the 31st CD and 69th music release from Steve Lieberman, dubbed the legit King of Jewish Punk. From the emergence of the initial track on the album, “My Very last Year 3468 (Extreme Punk Thrash Edit)”, listeners will immediately take note of the powerful emotion that is driving Steve’s performance. In between sequences of distorted waves of sound, The Gangsta Rabbi delivers a hard-hitting experience that grinds the psyche.

Not too long ago we delved into “Little Kosher Girl” a high speed trip on mad, crazy love with a postmodern vibe. Strangely upbeat and mysteriously entertaining, “Little Kosher Girl” is a frenzied execution of righteous punk perfection. Check out our Review on “Little Kosher Girl”

Energy remains on overdrive on the track “Jewish Riot” a multi-faceted production with highly intense layers and a truly exhausting score. The Gangsta Rabbi gives fans a catch hook and old-world feel with a slice of rebellion on “Jewish Riot”. The energy never leaves the track as angsty riffs send shockwaves through the body.

A unique performance “Basset Hound Pull-Toy” follows suit with more fierce rock instrumentals and catchy phrases. The song is memorable, tells a sincere story and delivers a fun listen that will get your head nodding ferociously.

The Gangsta Rabbi continues to flex his muscles as a legendary musician on “A Dove Flies Over Baghdad” a brazen performance with an intriguing message. Music lovers will appreciate the raw appeal of The Gangsta Rabbi and the reference to striking moments in time.

If “A Dove Flies Over Baghdad” isn’t enough, The Gangsta Rabbi slaps listeners hard in the face with “I Want a Bass With A Whammy Bar”, a performance which has a retroactive alternative vibe with a dash of funk appeal.

Fans will embrace the memorable “Get It! Get It! Get It! Shift Shift Shift”, a multi-dimensional performance that quite a contrast to “I Want a Bass With A Whammy Bar”. Listeners are able to capture the many faces of The Gangsta Rabbi and his multi-layered personality which shines through each and every one of his performances.

Another high-flying race to another dimension is “G-d Loves Me Tho’ I’m Crazy”, an impassioned production with extreme guitars and explosive instrumentals. The Gangsta Rabbi reintroduces a sharp flurry of vocals and an addicting hook that reverberates through the mind.

“3 Little Puppies” is a playful brings out a playful performance with no shortage of ironic melodies intertwined within rugged bass and ripped guitar chords. The Gangsta Rabbi’s voices pushes through this track with distinct clarity as the delivers thunderous sequences of sound.

If you have your ears open for another upbeat performance then “Yada Yada Ya Ya” will deliver with modern appeal. “Yada Yada Ya Ya” at first seems like an uncomplicated expression but there is clearly something deeper to the story being told through this unique composition. The Gangsta Rabbi proves that he is full of surprises and every work of art he develops is the culmination of his experiences, may of which others can certainly relate to.

Turning toward history, the performance “Midianites” provides an unconventional glimpse into realm in which few have dared to venture deeper. The song is largely instrumental, rugged in all realness yet The Gangsta Rabbi still blesses the performance with a vocal accompaniment. Again, “Midianites” is a production that delivers hardcore riffs that drive endlessly.

Next on this unparalleled journey through punkdom “1ST Diaspora Egypt” delivers fast-paced instrumentals, crashing waves and fervent spirit. “1st Diaspora Egypt” is overarched by electrifying instrumentation and razor sharp ambiance.

“Puppy in A Cup” is another fast-paced tune with evidence of symbolic meaning. Clearly there is more to the song than meets the ear so to speak, and it may take a few spins to really capture the message that The Gangsta Rabbi is exuding through his non-stop performance. One thing is for certain the unconventional sound that The Gangsta Rabbi delivers is not only rare, but though-provoking, indicating that there is more to punk music than raging sonic booms.

The Gangsta Rabbi shares a very personal story on “Cancer Ward #3-Phlebotomy”. Listeners are able to get a 4 ½ minute and some change glimpse into a world that most people would be too afraid to enter, yet one that touches almost everyone in some way or another. The Gangsta Rabbi demonstrates many things on “Cancer Ward #3-Phlebotomy” courage and will are just a few. One cannot help but question if there is more to this story.

2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69 starts to wind down with “25 Days In A Coma” and the final performance “The Punk Meets The Godfather”. Both of these songs leave a lasting impression on listeners as they provide a mind-bending conclusion to an absolutely potent experience that few individuals will be truly prepared for. The Gangsta Rabbi boldly welcomes fans into his world, sharing excruciating experiences with reckless abandon.

One cannot fully appreciate the breadth of  ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ without having an open mind and strong sense of humanity. Few artists are capable of exposing their true selves as they often put forward a facade. The Gangsta Rabbi does the exact opposite. He is a musician that keeps it real while delivering authentic sounds and unforgettable experiences.

Punk lovers can expect to hear a fusion of aggressive lyrics combined with shredding guitar performances. ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ is equally as progressive as it is nostalgic as Steve rejuvenates some of his earlier recordings.

The Gangsta Rabbi rewrote and re-recorded all of the performances that are on ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′. The songs are derived from an extensive catalog that Steve Lieberman developed over a long period of time.

The Gangsta Rabbi Steve Lieberman

The Gangsta Rabbi otherwise known as Steve Lieberman is a punk musician, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Known as the pioneering King of Jewish Punk, Steve is also songwriter and producer. His musical influence in the industry spans across the decades as he has shared the stage with bands such as Glass jaw, the Misfits, Weezer, Andrew WK and Ryan Dunn.

To date, Steve Lieberman sold over 110,000 records and his music has landed on multiple radio formats across the country. Having worked as a county comptroller by day and rocking the stage as a musician at night, Steve developed a hefty catalog of music for the masses. Steve is currently engaged in battle with an aggressive form of cancer however he continues to deliver a combination of relics from his musical past, reinventions that relate to the present day and music innovations which look toward the future. Learn more about The Gangsta Rabbi by visiting www.gangstarabbi.com.

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