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 wordsmith, 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, she uses her life journey and worldview to shape her sound and artistic persona.
Her music and vocal style are a combination of soul and spoken word with playful nuances from jazz, hip hop, and alternative genres. As a youth, Fayth studied voice at Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory’s community music program. She went on to attend high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts as a voice major.
Fayth continued her musical activities at Clark Atlanta University where she was a member of the Philharmonic Society (the university’s concert choir) and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Inc.
Who Is Fayth Hope
Fayth found her voice as a performer while organizing and promoting events in the Augusta, GA arts scene. The events gradually became a platform where she could experiment with her voice and other performance elements.
Although it took a number of years for Fayth to realize the full range of her gifts, she finally decided to take the proverbial leap of faith and launched her singing career in 2009.
In April 2012, she released her debut project, Out of Obscurity, Pt. 1: From the Darkness. 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.
Truly Deeply Madly LIVE @ The Wardrobe Leeds
Later that year the EP’s lead single, “Truly Deeply Madly”, was featured on BBC 6 Music’s internationally syndicated show “Gilles Peterson Worldwide”, hosted by world-renown DJ and musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson.
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.”
Riding this tide of the international attention, Fayth had the opportunity to visit England in May 2013 where she performed dates in London and Leeds. She was even invited by jazz guitarist Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula) to perform during his jam session at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
If They Only Knew LIVE @ Apache Cafe Atlanta
Currently, Fayth is writing and recording material for Out Of Obscurity, Pt. 2: …Into The Light and a number of other projects. She recently unveiled a new track titled “Jasmine Breeze Flower Ecstasy“. Seductive and alluring, this offering promotes her upcoming book, Deliciously Imperfect: Poems, Prose, and Musings.
“Jasmine Breeze Flower Ecstasy”, which is an audio showcase of a piece featured in the poetry collection, marks a shift from her earlier beat-driven sound to a more organic, jazz-laden style.
In addition to music and poetry, Fayth is in the process publishing a children’s book and is cultivating her own outreach program (Seeds of Hope) which focuses on character-building activities and sociocultural exposure for youth in underserved communities.
Just Breathe (video montage)