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.
Jennifer Hope SINspirations-Peering into the Music
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.