Listen: ‘Just Survive’ by The Hope State

When I was 18 years old, I relocated from the prairies of Saskatchewan to congested Los Angeles. While there, I studied music and began ghostwriting for leading songwriters and artists of the pop, country, hip hop, and rock worlds.

You can also watch it on YouTube or pre-save via Spotify (officially out tomorrow).

Despite always feeling thankful to have steady work in the music industry, I felt as if a large part of my artistic freedom and general happiness were being comprised through my work as a ghostwriter. I longed to write more personal, meaningful songs and to perform them live. With that, I began writing and playing under The Hope State.

Now, living in Toronto, I’ve begun working with JUNO Award-winner Crispin Day (July Talk), and am gearing up to release my debut Skeletons LP – an introspective and intensely honest look at regret, depression, addiction, love and loss – this coming October.

Today, I’m very excited to share the video for my new single, “Just Survive,” with you. And thanks so much to Substream for the preview.

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