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“a downright luxurious experience” – Billboard
“the perfect end-of-summer concoction” – Consequence
“groovy enough to inspire anyone to dance” – V Magazine
“an intoxicating, easy-sipping cocktail of carefree bliss” – Ones To Watch

NEW YORK, NY – September 21st, 2022 – West London-based songstress Hope Tala is back this week with the official video for her critically acclaimed new single, “Leave It On The Dancefloor,” out now via Republic Records—watch BELOW.

In the John Hughes-style cinematic visual, which was directed by Eliot Lee and globally debuted on Facebook, Hope and “The Students in Detention at Talatown High School” idle away at their desks as the clock slowly ticks. However, they break out of this boredom and translate the dancefloor-ready energy of the song to the screen seamlessly. Just in time for back to school, this little slice of pop escapism grips onto the spirit of the summer and doesn’t let go. “Leave It On The Dancefloor” was made alongside songwriter Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Jonas Brothers) and producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck).

On the video, Hope shares, “‘Leave It On The Dancefloor’ is all about community and friendship, so since the song’s inception, it made sense to me that the video should be set at a high school. I was lucky that the director, Eliot Lee, took my creative vision and built it into a finished product I love; it was such a fulfilling collaboration.”

“Leave It On The Dancefloor” arrives on the heels of the powerful and poignant “Is It Enough” released last month. Produced by Al Shux (Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys), the song received widespread critical acclaim, with Billboard proclaiming, “Honesty is Hope Tala’s strength, making this one of her strongest songs yet,” and Wonderland declaring, “Reclaiming her power, Hope Tala reminds us of the strength in finding peace — and leaves us with the hope of a better tomorrow.” Ultimately, Clash Magazine says it best: “Hope Tala’s ‘Is It Enough’ Contains Extraordinary Power”

Earlier this summer, Hope shined at a slew of festival performances, including Glastonbury Festival, Pharrell’s Something In The Water Festival, Life Is Beautiful Festival, Way Out West Festival, NOS Alive Festival, Mad Cool Festival, and Electric Picnic Festival. Up next, she’ll open for Florence + The Machine at her two Hollywood Bowl shows on October 14th and 15th and make her debut at Corona Capital Festival on November 18th.

The past two years have been filled with breakout moments for Hope Tala, as she has quietly shaken up the industry with one impressive release after another. 2020 saw the release of her celebrated EP Girl Eats Sun, which featured fan favorite track “All My Girls Like To Fight”—praised by Barack Obama and featured in the opening scene of the Gossip Girl relaunch. During 2021, she piled up millions of streams with “Mad” and “Tiptoeing,” which were made with legendary producers Paul Epworth (Florence + The Machine, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons) and Greg Kurstin, respectively. Hope simultaneously incited the applause of BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Consequence, DAZED, HYPEBEAST, NME, Rolling Stone, SPIN, The Guardian, TMRW Magazine, and many more, in addition to touring North America with Alina Baraz and across the UK and Europe with BENEE, as well as headlining sold out shows in London. She embarked on her next chapter with the 2022 single “Party Sickness,” gathering nearly 1.5 million Spotify streams since its release earlier this year. It also earned widespread acclaim, with NPR praising it as “a timely reflection of how young people are earnestly trying to make up for lost time,” and Clash summing it up best as “immaculate.” Most recently, Hope was featured for a second time on Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist, this time with her song “Cherries” feat. Amine.


Hope Tala transmits a thoughtful message as she simultaneously unlocks a creative flow state where R&B, soul, alternative, pop, and Bossa Nova comingle. Teaching herself how to play guitar and record on Logic, the West London-based artist, producer, and songstress initially made waves with “Peace Freestyle” back in 2016. Between earning a First Class Degree in English literature from the University of Bristol, she built a following with a series of independent releases, including the Starry Ache EP [2018] and the Sensitive Soul EP [2019]. Meanwhile, 2020’s Girl Eats Sun EP represented another high watermark. The single “All My Girls Like To Fight” not only soundtracked the opening of the Gossip Girl relaunch, but it also landed on Barack Obama’s “Favorite Music of 2020.” Releasing “MAD,” “Tiptoeing,” and “Party Sickness,” critical acclaim followed from BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Clash, Consequence, DAZED, Entertainment Tonight, HYPEBEAST, NME, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN, The Guardian, and TMRW Magazine, to name a few. Expanding her vision, she cut deep with “Is It Enough,” which tackled systemic inequality without fear. Now, she captivates and provokes on a series of singles for Republic Records and her forthcoming full-length debut introduced by “Leave It On The Dancefloor.”

September 21, 2022 3:25pm ET by Republic Records  


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