Official Biography (courtesy of Fayth Hope)
Who is Fayth Hope? Depends on what time of day it is. But to further break it down, SHE IS: a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a counselor, a poet, a singer/songwriter, and a lover of music. Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Fayth has been involved in music throughout her entire life. As a woman who is highly introspective in nature, Fayth has used (and continues to use) her life journey & worldview to shape her sound and artistic persona. Her music & vocal style are a combination of soul and spoken word with playful nuances from jazz, hip hop, & alternative genres. This musical culture clash is the result of Fayth's constant exposure to different kinds of music from youth to womanhood.
During adolescence, Fayth studied voice in a community music program sponsored by the Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory of Fine and Performing Arts. Devoted to mastering her craft, Fayth spent her high school years at the Alabama School of Fine Arts as a voice major. She continued her musical activities at Clark Atlanta University where she was a member of the Philharmonic Society (the university's concert choir) and helped to charter the Kappa Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Inc. Outside of music, she was active on campus as a psychology major and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Fayth found her voice while organizing events in Augusta, GA's arts scene. The events gradually became a platform where she could experiment with her voice and other performance elements. This renewed enthusiasm for music led to performances in the city's open mic circuit and several placements as a background vocalist. She was even a member of a blues and rock band at one point. Although Fayth enjoyed supporting other artists, she finally decided to pursue a solo career where she could create music on her terms.
On April 3, 2012, Fayth released her debut project, "Out Of Obscurity, Pt. 1: From The Darkness...", the first installment of a 2-part series. The single, "Love Didn't Mean A Thing" made it to #1 on London's "Morpheus Soul Show Top 5 Countdown" after a 5-week run alongside artists such as Ledisi, Robert Glasper, and Esperanza Spalding. In November 2012, "Truly Deeply Madly", the lead single from the EP, was featured on BBC 6 Music's internationally syndicated show "Gilles Peterson Worldwide", hosted by world-renown DJ and musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson. Adding to the sweetness of the moment, Gilles described Fayth's music as "a little bit of Marlena Shaw, a little bit of Jill Scott, a little bit of Ursula Rucker, and a lot of originality too." Fayth is currently writing and recording material for "Out Of Obscurity, Pt. 2: ...Into The Light” in addition to preparing for her first overseas visit to the UK where she will perform select dates.
Filled with verses inspired by trials, triumphs, & lessons, Fayth's music is like a life soundtrack...life as she's experienced it. To say it as Fayth would, "My music is a menagerie containing my life experiences thus far, both in words and sound. I've kept these treasures locked away for so long and it's time to share them with others."