Alternative artist, Hope D has just released a new track, ‘Hate Goodbyes’ and announced a headline tour of Australia during April and May this year.
Hope D, who is based in south Brisbane, first burst onto the scene in 2019 with her debut single ‘Swim’. The success of that song culminated in her being awarded the QMusic Emerging Artist Award that year. She also appeared at various festivals including Splendour in the Grass and Laneway. In 2020 Hope D won the Carol Lloyd Award which each year aims to support an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter from Queensland.
Apart from all the formal awards, Hope D has also received much praise from the music press, with Music Junkee saying “Brisbane’s Hope D has spent the last two years quietly becoming one of the most exciting musicians in Australia.”
Since releasing ‘Swim’ Hope D has released a number of diverse tracks including her aptly named second single, ‘Second’. She released her debut EP, ‘Cash Only’ in 2021 and worked with G Flip on the single ‘Happy Hangover’. She also covered Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ for Like a Version last year!
Fans will be delighted by the new track, which features Hope D’s sincere lyrics and a melody that is filled with great hooks. Her strength is her ability to combine insightful and heartfelt emotion with music that is eminently danceable – it is slightly dichotomous but it works. Although the subject matter of this track is sad, Hope D still manages to inject her trademark sly humour into ‘Hate Goodbyes’.
|“I wrote ‘Hate Goodbyes’ in 2018 about a relationship that was constantly ending and starting again. It was difficult to come to the realisation that we shouldn’t be together and just call it off completely, but the thought of that final goodbye was so unbearable that we continuously kept the relationship going after it would end. I would come to terms with the reality that we were only together because it was painful not to be, which caused spirals, emotional shut offs, and yet again another breakup.” Hope D explains of the track.|
Given how well her music has performed in the charts, fans who are keen to see Hope D should secure tickets as soon as possible because this tour is likely to sell out quickly.
|HOPE D TOUR DATES|
With special guests Noah Dillon & Platonic Sex
Tickets on sale now via www.hopedmusic.com
Friday 8 April – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 9 April – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA *
Friday 29 April – Altar, Hobart TAS
Friday 6 May – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 7 May – Princess Theatre, Brisbane QLD
Friday 13 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Friday 27 Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
* Noah Dillon not appearing
Photo Credit: Casey Garnsey