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Interview With Hope Easton

Updated: May 5

What's the significance of your band name or musical moniker? Hope: One name, one syllable: HOPE. It is an obvious given… I don’t have a name for the band as Im going by Hope, but I did have a band named Hope & the Russians.

Press shot for jazz and classical artist Hope Easton.
Photo courtesy of Josie Alviela.

What are your influences? H: Classical music: Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. I love pop and any good tune! Especially new music and new artists!

What are your inspirations? H: As a writer, life gives inspiration, even when it isn’t easy.

If given the chance, what musician(s) would you like to collaborate with? Rather this is to either write a song or be featured on a track. H: Bjork because people tell me I remind them of her. Otherwise, I am playing with great musicians and artists all the time! I just met a great singer Torii Wolf! I'd love to write and work with her too. So what is your new single about? H: "Savor Hope" is about being savored and loved by someone!

What’s something you hope people take away from the new song?

H: How to find that which one savors, and to find that which one can savor too! What is your most recently album? H: HOPE2020 is the most recent album, which I put it out in 2020. I will have to get on the next one! But when releasing singles, and no one has CD players, it is best to just record singles. Maybe CDs will have a rebirth as vinyl did!

Which songs on the album were the most fun to write and which were the most challenging to write? H: The most fun were the ones I wrote with my writing partner, Leo Chelyapov. Challenging? Not sure, but some of the songs are much harder to perform.

Do you have any particular favourite songs off the album?

H: "Starry Night" and "Small Monster."

Do you have any favourite songs to perform live? Could be your own music or even a cover. Any reason why? H: If I have a band and I can just sing, that is always fun for me because then I can dance too! I mean with the guitar, it is possible. With a cello, it's a little more work, but I do stand and play the electric cello!

If you could perform a show this very second anywhere in the world, where would it be?

H: London, Paris and Athens, Greece! Any big venue and in Greece outdoor amphitheatre.

What do you currently have planned for the remainder of the year? H: To record as much new music as I can and book shows! Any managers out there?

Thanks for taking the time to talk, Hope. Is there anything else you may want to add before you go? H: Just please check out my socials and Youtube, as well as my website:

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