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Hopeful Thing first album: Things without Us

We are proud to announce that our first album has been released!

We have been composing, playing, recording and producing all the time and hope you will enjoy the result of our hard work.

Things without Us is a collection of fragments, memories, tales, symbols and sensations.
It tells the story of simple people carrying themselves around in the most different places, at different times. It celebrates the beauty of gray train stations, sandy landscapes, small restaurants, high cliffs, rainy days and much more.

 

You should join us on this trip, we can’t wait to meet a friendly stranger…

Hopeful Thing

Hopeful Thing was born in 2018, the brainchild of Irene Shapes and Sandro Moro; cousins and, respectively, singer/keyboardist and guitarist. They were soon joined by Wewo on drums and Francesco Colonna on bass. 

All the members of the band have a long-standing musical background and have previously been part of relatively well-known groups in the Italian rock underground, all belonging under the umbrella of alt-rock. Wewo and Sandro have also long played together in the same band. 

After the primordial fluctuations of the 90s, and due to the gravitational effects of a strong artistic affinity between Irene and Sandro, the four collide in this new formation, Hopeful Thing, which places itself within the fragile universe of Indie. 

The centre of operations is located in Meduna di Livenza, the birthplace of Irene, Sandro and Wewo, in the Province of Treviso in the middle of the Venetian countryside, within the four walls of a small room inside a dilapidated warehouse, converted into a rehearsal room as well as recording studio of the debut album Things without Us released in 2020. 

However, sometimes, this quiet realm assumes, for the four, the appearance of an unavoidable confinement. The surrounding landscape of musical perspectives appears ambiguous and uncertain to them. 

For the Hopeful Things it has been clear from the outset that their interlocutors are everywhere-in-nowhere. This means that they look elsewhere, and that influences can come from anywhere. 

Nobody would prevent you from saying that these influences are that charm of indie music or alt-rock that they love, however it is as if these traces are lost in the same moment that they are found. And they themselves would indeed say that their influences come from everywhere. 

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For sync licensing contact:

tel.: 0039 380 1044 368
email: irene@hopefulthing.com

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Lyrics

Distance Universe

Never takes you far,

the little girl inside,

I’d like before you go

and then you’ll go

and then you’ll go

I’ll let you

The night goes, although,

I wish you wouldn’t go,

why don’t you stay?

it will be great

and then how far,

so long, too far you’ll stay

I met you as small as a bud

now your branches spread so high,

take to the sky

Above the ground and clouds, at distance universe

you leave the world behind

and you float through the dust of years and months

Never takes you…

One day old you learned how to care

dealing with the whisper voice behind yourself

Above the ground and clouds, at distance universe

you leave the world behind

they’re not so kind

you won’t miss them so much

Help me send my regards to those who’re still there

I’m not angry anymore,

please send my regards

Above the ground and clouds, at distance universe

you leave the world behind

they’re not so kind

you won’t miss them so much

Above a world of facts distant universe

dispelling myths and tales you went so far,

no strings attached,

you go

Somewhere in the Unfinished

It always looks the same

every time you are back

despite your memories

something has changed

See the water,

goes and never returns,

all the rocks look old and steady

but they move and roll now and then

What are you seeking here at the old creek?

up to the mountains

where no one sees you,

no one blames you,

all alone

Time can never be the only constant,

change your mind and all around

wherever you can be, it always rumbles,

the mountain creek you found when young

and all the times I go,

tears of redemption,

how safe I felt with dad,

our summer days

What’s the matter?

you took your love to the creek,

what will happen now?

will he care or let you drown?

What are you seeking here at the old creek?

up to the mountains

where no one sees you,

no one blames you,

all alone

Time can never be the only constant,

you changed your mind and all around

wherever you can be, it always rumbles

the mountain creek you know its sound

And since from the beginning

you know what’s wrong,

where roots are rotten,

where rocks will crumble

Bacteria of the destruction

are always there,

you don’t see it,

you don’t hear it

Time can never be the only constant,

change your mind and all around

wherever you can be, it always rumbles

the mountain creek you found when young

Unfinished and so broken,

they’re already there

Somewhere they sit and hide,

they’re always there

Seepage of Light

I remember the first time you said you had to go,

as it was all my fault you stayed

Leave your clothes I will fold them

and put them in your drawer

but my words betrayed I knew you were moving away

You’ll go, what for,

it’s Friday

Yes you’ll go

but must say before,

say why you go away

Some love will harm you deeply inside,

some saves you,

I wish that I will never find

a way to divide what’s human from divine,

I’m still too weak

I remember the first time you said you’d come back,

as it was all my fault you left

Nothing harms more than hope when it’s fading away

and pretending to know that it’s better this way

You’ll go, what for,

it’s Friday

Yes you’ll go

but must say before,

say why you go away

Some love will harm you deeply inside,

some saves you,

I wish that I will never find

a way to divide what’s human from divine,

I’m still too weak

Leak

Seepage of light in a darkened sky

So bleed

A Small Restaurant Near Main Street

I like it here,

you pour me some wine,

we sit as strangers at this table

Chill

Your chair creaks to worsen your stay,

you tried to leave but you failed

Feat

I wait to go, so I’m testing myself

and collecting those things I can’t change

I’m waiting to go if a mystical us

can remedy lacks and make it ideal

What a leap of faith that has been misplaced

What a leap of faith

I see the flame of that candle paints

the wall behind with shades of yellow

Pale

There is no point in trying something else,

we became shadows ourselves

Dim

I wait to go, so I’m testing myself

and collecting those things I can’t change

I’m waiting to go if a mystical us

can remedy lacks and make it ideal

What a leap of faith that has been misplaced

What a leap of faith

I close my eyes faking a smile of grace,

I know I’m going to lie

afraid to be unkind

Nothing goes wrong…

I wait to go, so I’m testing myself

and collecting those things I can’t change

I’m waiting to go if a mystical us

can remedy lacks and make it ideal

I wait to go, so I’m testing myself

and collecting those things I can’t change

I’m waiting to go if a mystical us

can remedy lacks and make it ideal

What a leap of faith that has been misplaced

What a leap of faith

Hopeful Monster

So now you live among the crowd,

don’t mention it to them

Silence,

the hopeful monster

Cause all of us,

we need a friend

to share our beliefs

Silence,

the hopeful monster

Hope is for the fools and for the weak hearts

still, I’m confused,

I can’t deny

how much I would like

to be like you all,

not unique,

just one among millions,

just one among millions

But all your tears will dry away,

stop staring at them

Silence,

the hopeful monster

Cause all of us,

we need a friend

to share our regrets

Silence,

the hopeful monster

Hope is for the fools and for the weak hearts

still, I’m confused,

I can’t deny

how much I would like

to be like you all,

not unique,

just one among millions,

just one among millions

A Beautiful Shape

Gray,

was that day that morning,

more than all before,

very gray,

I was feeling cold,

straight near the rails

I bought my ticket to the place of my fairy tales

I was heading there

All the passengers come near

people used to know

there’s something here for them to fear

better move, hop on

Train, carry me it’s warmer

dozing off I dream of fairy tales

and it feels so good

All the passengers come near

all I used to know

is that there’s something here to fear

better move before gets late

Have you chosen yet your name,

something new to wear?

it will rain as we get there

And it pants, and it chugs as it goes somewhere, far

but I wonder where’s the end?

And it screeches, it snorts as it goes somewhere

but I wonder what’s the end?

Train, carry me it’s warmer,

dozing off I dream of fairy tales

and it feels so good

All the passengers come near

all I used to know

is that there’s something here to fear

better move before gets late

Have you chosen yet your name,

something new to wear?

it will rain as we get there

And it pants, and it chugs as it goes somewhere, far

but I wonder where’s the end?

And it screeches, it snorts as it goes somewhere

but I wonder what’s the end?

Rain

Every day, she gets up

getting dressed, getting ready for her run

to the wood

Beautiful place,

following the river,

deep inside her body

People know she brings the rain,

won’t let her come inside,

running home she found some curious strangers

And thought with them she would not feel lonely

Now and then, she’s sitting on

a big rock under the red leaved oak tree

Cries in the wind,

she’s not even human,

deep inside her body

People know she brings the rain,

won’t let her come inside,

running home she found some friendly strangers

She’s made of rain,

don’t touch her skin

She sounds like rain,

drumming the red leaves

She brings the rain,

better keep her off

She smells like rain,

on a winter’s night

Balance

The storm just cleared

yet we are troubled

Who will be the next victim?

The storm just cleared

yet we are anxious

as if it were going to burst

Mistaking coincidence for a sign of our fate

we get stuck on what we know

around the same things

I focus on what is known to me,

this will not make me safe,

but tell me another way

I can get to understand

and understand it all

The storm just cleared

yet we are troubled

as if it were going to burst

And when we think we have learned

we feel no new things

Shocks on the surface skin

no new emotions

I focus on what is known to me,

this will not make me safe,

but tell me another way

I can get to understand

Connecting a nervous system

reacting when we can

Please tell me there’re other ways

I can get to understand

and understand it all

White

Hoping that something good will fall as snow

covering all the black soil I crossed

I need

I grieve

Those that I’ve lost and they’ve not even died

those that I’ve lost and I could never meet

I need

I feel that

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

this time I can make it

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, I’m not wrong

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

I’ve been waiting so long

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, can’t be wrong

Willing to change my attitude and traits

of my depression, my repressive game

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

this time I can make it

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, I’m not wrong

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

I’ve been waiting so long

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, can’t be wrong

Give me a prize, I’ve been so good,

not all ghosts want to fade away

A golden coin for 30 days

of sobriety from my darkest nights

I’m gonna kiss away

all my sweetest memories

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

this time I can make it

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, I’m not wrong

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

I’ve been waiting so long

I’m feeling now

just a feeling now

no, can’t be wrong

Like a Gesture

I had a friend that I loved

and forgot that all we got

can stay or leave

Remember us better than you can do

I hate that time makes you good

it flows and then you’ll forget

how sad you felt

You move my hair behind my ear,

how do I feel?

it was real

How long does it take for all this pain

that is so limitless to sink into oblivion?

Blink of an eye

a simple gesture

a hidden meaning

You and i

Animals might not be smarter than you,

ain’t like you,

but they don’t know how to waste time

wishing for those things they’ll never ever get

You’ll never get

you know death

will never let you

Say goodbye

A Thin Line

In the night,

cry out to me, buddy

All that fades awaits you

A sandy plot has been planned, yeah,

wiping out your own footprints

  

Fear the lost days and size your waves

In your treasure box,

put all you need to halt your fall

Just a name is gonna follow, scare you

crawling your way down

Just a name is gonna follow as you go

when you’re feeling the anguish

A thin line…

You and I

we’ve been through there before,

easy path for us

Curly hair

and an old pair of shoes

The way to the moon