The Hope

The Hope

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A piano-based, pop-cabaret, band featuring expressive vocals, beautiful songs and rich instrumentation. The Hope's 2005 debut release, IN THE DEEP, was produced by Martin Feveyear (The Presidents of the United States/Brandi Carlile/Rosie Thomas).

Biography

The Hope is Shelby Earl and Katie Freeze, a musical partnership born out of a shared love of melody and words and a fierce loyalty to the craft of songwriting. From their first collaboration in 1995, Earl and Freeze, and all who heard them, knew they had stumbled upon something special. The two founded former Seattle band Ravenna, playing shows and building a loyal following in Seattle. After dissolving Ravenna in early 2004, the two begin work on what would become The Hope.

The strong melodies and elegant lyrics of The Hope’s piano-based pop-rock songs are brought to life by expressive vocals and rich instrumentation. The duo’s varied musical influences range from pop singer/songwriters such as Rufus Wainwright and Tori Amos, to jazz/theater greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sondheim.

In The Deep, The Hope’s debut album, is a collection of 12 songs that share the themes of love, loss and searching. Recorded with producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the United States of America, Mark Lanagan, Rosie Thomas), In The Deep features a talented group of studio musicians including Mark Pickerel of Screaming Trees. In The Deep is an album of exceptional and extraordinary beauty.

Lyrics

Summer

Written By: ©2003 Katie Freeze

Verse 1
The evening comes like a new mother
To calm her own in her arms
And I will cry, for I am weary
Of days ahead and days behind

Chorus
And she’s hidden these things and
I can’t take them away

Verse 2
Forgive my sins as I forgive them
For I am weak and you are strong
Here will I lie and dream of heaven
And saints will weep for all I’ve done

Chorus
And she’s hidden these things and
I can’t take them away
And she’s hidden these things and
I can’t give her away.

Not About You

Written By: ©2002 Katie Freeze

Verse 1
And there was one thing
One thing I never could explain
Letting you go, letting you go

Remorse was one thing
One thing I never could control
Letting you go, letting you go

Chorus
I would not turn you
I would not turn you
I would not turn you away.

Verse 2
And in this matter
And in this matter we agreed
Letting you go, letting you go

I forfeit you and you forfeit me
Letting you go, letting you go

The Lament
Oh, oh…
Oh, oh…
Oh, oh…

Chorus
I would not turn you
I would not turn you
I would not turn you away.

Discography

2005, In The Deep

Playing on: NPR.org, KEXP 90.3, KUGS, KZAS 95.1, Rainy Dawg Radio, RadioFreeDavid.com, and more.

Set List

Set length anywhere between 30-60 min (dependent on venue requirement).

Set:
No Gardens Here
Eye to Eye
Something For Audrey
Waiting
Heavens at my Feet
Trying to Reach You
Wrong Day
Keep This For Me
Stars Are Falling
In The Deep
Not About You
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