Brisbane’s Hope D has announced the release of her debut EP ‘Cash Only’, a collection of seven songs due on February 5th. Though more than three years in the making, the EP really came together over the past 12 months (with the help of producer Hugh Middleton) into a reflection of the highs and lows of 2020, and touches on themes that range from addiction, breaking hearts, heartbreaks, wild nights & regret, first relationships, coming out, and OWNING everything that you are with no apologies.
“With everything I’ve ever written and will write, I want listeners to feel like they’re not alone. I aim to write with a wide range of topics, themes and feelings to try to make people know that they are not invisible.” – Hope D
Introducing herself in late 2019 with her debut single Swim, Hope D captivated audiences with her eclectic capability to create purposeful, confessional and captivating music. This release led her to taking home the inaugural QMusic Emerging Artist Award, performances at BIGSOUND 2019, Splendour In The Grass, Laneway Festival and King Street Crawl, as well as sold-out headline shows in her hometown Brisbane.
The beginning of 2020 saw her release an aptly titled second single named Second and then follow up tracks Common Denominator and Miscommunicate, once again wowing and surprising fans by her change in sound, but maintaining the same inviting charm and razor-sharp wit through her authentically honest, raw and relatable songs. Hope ended 2020 by winning the prestigious Carol Lloyd Award, an initiative aimed to address the gender imbalance in music and support an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter.
Featuring the aforementioned singles, as well as forthcoming feature single Addict and more, Hope’s debut EP title ‘Cash Only’ was inspired by Hope’s tattoo artist who had the words painted on her nails at her first post-covid appointment, and is a “very fitting” metaphorical play on words tipping its hat to a period of time where every store would only accept card payments. ‘Cash Only’ EP will be released Friday, February 5th via GYROstream.
Hope D – ‘Cash Only’ EP
Due for release: Friday, February 5th
Pre Order/Pre Save: HERE
After selling out an impressive 5x hometown Brisbane shows at the end of last year, Hope has also announced a national EP tour from Adelaide to Brisbane throughout March. The tour will be Hope’s first headline interstate shows, and a chance for fans to witness her electric, charismatic, and passionate live set IRL.
Hope D – Cash Only – EP Tour 2021
Friday 12th March: The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday 13th March: Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Friday 19th March: The Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday 20th March: Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide
Friday 26th March: The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday 27th March: Waywards, Sydney
Sunday 28th March: LaLaLa’s, Wollongong
Tickets on sale now from www.hopedmusic.com
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