The Hope State “Butterflies” – Track Premiere

The debut album by The Hope State is called ‘Skeletons‘ and is out tomorrow. The Hope State is Canadian Taylor Johnson who started his musical life in Saskatoon before relocating to Los Angeles and is now resident in Toronto.  His introspective brand of folk-rock deals primarily with difficult emotional issues – regret, depression, addiction, love, loss.  And also hope. 

On ‘Butterflies‘ Taylor has this to say: “Butterflies is about that feeling you get when you first meet someone, that feeling in your stomach that won’t go away. The story also mirrors as a battle with drugs and the crushing guilt that comes with that. Being so sick of yourself, but not knowing how to stop and hoping for a transformation.”

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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