Oh Forlorn One

by Hopes & Venom

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The new single «Oh Forlorn One» by Hopes & Venom is a hymn of solace for lost souls. Skiba Shapiro’s voice powerfully reverberates through the darkness and sings of the pain a deep bond sometimes brings. Add Jorin Engel’s dynamic drumming and Shapiro’s guitar - sometimes sounding more like a church organ than a string instrument, thanks to numerous effect pedals - and there you have it: Hopes & Venom’s characteristic sound. As a little extra Elio Ricca (singer and guitarist of the homonymous band) added his distinctive timbre as backing vocals on this track.
Recorded and produced together with Florian Schär (Pedro Lehmann, Silentbass, Elio Ricca), who the band also worked with on their last release «Alpha | Omega», the song is the first single of the upcoming EP «Gifts» (to be released later this year).

lyrics

Lyrics:
Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

Though my step seems steady
My heart weighs heavily
And though I keep smiling
My face might be lying

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

I feel sick all day long
There's bile on my tongue
It is such a bitter taste
My soul goes to waste

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

Take a look inside my head
It's full of dread
Help me out and help yourself
Before we both go mad

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

You just have to learn to love yourself
You just have to learn to love yourself
Yes you do have to learn

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

credits

released February 27, 2017
Lyrics written by: Skiba Shapiro
Composed by: Hopes & Venom
Produced by: Florian Schär and Hopes & Venom
Recorded & mixed by: Florian Schär

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Hopes & Venom Switzerland

Hopes & Venom - that’s guitarist and singer Skiba Shapiro paired up with her drummer Jorin Engel. Since 2013 they enriched their local scene around St.Gallen with their characteristic songs, gained many fans and played decorative gigs like at the Openair St.Gallen. In June 2016 their long awaited first EP «Alpha | Omega» was released. ... more

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