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Lanterns Of Hope
To follow up their 2019 EP Upward Over, Lanterns of Hope has already released a new single titled Sea Song.
Sea Song is Lanterns of Hope's latest polished song that continues in the artists nautical theme. A modern folk tune, Sea Song uses sea bearing concepts and imagery to convey ideas about creativity.
With the release of the full length Upward Over album, Lanterns Of Hope takes a new approach to some classic genres and gives the record a life all it's own. Lush with beautiful progressions, an indie yet soulful vocal approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of neo folk anthems.
The first single, “There Was This Girl", immediately grabs you with it's infectiously haunting melodies, followed by a dream like atmosphere, and the ability to build and breathe as it plays on.
"The song is about a special person who never found waht they were looking for. I think this is something many can relate to. In this case it was about a past band mate." explains songwriter Joshua Hope of his single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the album, to get a real understanding of where Lanterns Of Hope is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
"Creating this record has helped evolve my sound by making it more laid back and atmospheric. A lot of the older material was more upbeat and energetic. Still the feel of my songs can borrow from and old songwriting style while adding a more modern layer to it " says Hope of creating the record.
After he was finished traveling in ten states with his college rock band signed to Winter in July Records, Joshua planted himself back home in the Northwest and started his solo career. Once he had written and performed several projects Hope decided to bring in a drummer and second vocalist. It was upon recruiting his good friend J.R. that things began to grow into what they are now.
Not only performing drums on record and live, J.R. also took the helm of co-producer and engineer for the recordings. It wasn't long before that vocalist Joan-Joy had began working with the two singing backup and harmony sections through out songs.
Although Joan-Joy ended up leaving the group, Hope and J.R. hooked up with Supernatural Sounds in Portland and went on to track songs for a fresh project. Hope focused on the new record with Jordyne Bolton in Portland as J.R. laid drum tracks. Before long they dubbed the project Upward Over.
The full length 12 track album Upward Over was released July 29th and marked a new chapter in Hope's musical and life journey.
The first single "There Was This Girl", based on Hope's relationship with former band mate Joan-Joy, has already been received with praise and Lanterns Of Hope has moved into booking more live shows as the album begins to reach into radio and press.
You can find the Upward Over album on all major streaming platforms now.
To learn more of Lanterns Of Hope, please visit: https://lanternsofhopeanthems.com/lanterns-of-hope