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It’s not brave if you’re not scared…
I’m flying across the country listening to songs from the forthcoming album in preparation for the studio work ahead this week. As Being Brave starts pulsing in my soundspace, I’m reminded how intensely happy the truth behind this song makes me. The foundation laid down in the music captures exactly what I was trying to say with this song, and moreover with the album. I have been dying to share this song with the world and as we wrap things up in studio this week, I’m thrilled that it’s almost time.

This music thing is a strange beast. After every tour there’s an emotional slump, after every studio session I feel strangely empty, but gazing out of the window 30,000 feet in the air at the snow covered mountains of the Eastern Cape on route to Cape Town for one last studio session to finalise the new record, I’m inspired again. You know those songs that make you feel like you’re flying when you’re driving down an open road? This is one of those songs for me. I’m so proud of this record and everything it says about where I am, where I’ve come from, what I believe in and what I’ve done in the last two years. As lonely as the road may sometimes be, as frustrating as this industry is, as isolated as I might feel in this giant whirlpool that is the music business, I am doing it. I’m living my dream. I’m believing. And this album is about exactly that. Being brave enough to believe. Being brave enough to wake up and fight a new day. And the story is almost ready for you to hear…
South African. Kawai Pianist. Vocal Artist. TEDx Speaker. Copywriter. Gamer. LEGO nut. Organised chaos controller. WordPress designer. Pro scuba diver and occasional mermaid.

Currently on a break from fulltime touring, Shannon Hope is utilising her other talents in digital creative spaces… but there will be another studio album, and some exclusive performances every now and then. It’s not over. It’s just different.
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