Happy September folks!
Jumping right in, today's pick is a Hope, by incredible London artist Jake Isaac. He was recommended to me by a friend who saw him perform live a few weeks ago, and hasn't really stopped talking about him since. From the name Hope, you're almost certain that the song's message will be a positive one, and while it was, evidenced by lyrics like these:
In the dark of the storm
-it comes in an unexpected package. My first time listening to the song, I almost didn't finish because my brain couldn't reconcile the title and what I assumed the message of the song to be with the minor chords I was hearing. Not only was it worth sticking it out, but I was singing along by the end; that's when you know you're on to something good.
In an interview (below), Isaac talks about his inspiration, and the emotion behind the heartwrenchingly soulful Hope makes sense. While he's speaking to everyone who listens, he's also imploring and reassuring himself.
It's a beautifully touching song with a message that anyone struggling with something, be it depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, or anything else, can find something heartening in.
Life has amazing things in store for you, just, hold on, Hope is on her way. (: