• OTHER MAN ist der Höhepunkt, auf den
HOPE sein Leben lang gewartet hat
• Spannende Popsongs, anspruchsvolles
Songwriting und eine grandiose Stimme
• Ein Album, das es schafft, mit Wenigem
Viel zu erreichen und beim Zuhörer
Eindruck zu hinterlassen
Other Man, the debut album from New York City native Samuel Hope, introduces a vital new voice to the world. It's one of those rare records that's immediately distinctive, a rounded, affecting body of mature, considered work that arrives fully formed. »Lead Me On« aches as it ascends, while »Carried Away« radiates both passion and frustration.
Some songs boast more ambitious arrangements too, thanks in part to producer Mike Hedges (U2, The Cure). Though the majority of instruments were played by Hope, Pete Davis (New Order, Björk) also contributed some programming and keyboards, and strings were arranged, performed and recorded by the renowned Sally Herbert (Muse, Robbie Williams) and her husband.
Hope also reveals that he was able to exercise his brass-playing skills by contributing French horn to »Nothing To Lose« and »Without Warning«. It's only appropriate that his debut should underline that the voice he brings to music is as multifaceted as it is melodious and beautiful. To adapt an old saying, »Anything one man can imagine, Other Man can make real.«
»Samuel Hope bedient auf
seinem Debüt alles, was sich Teenager wünschen
– vor allem weibliche: eine sanfte
Stimme, schwelgerische Melodien, hypermoderne
Sounds und traurige Geschichten.« (Good Times, Juni / Juli 2018)