Hope Tala is the new confirmation for the last day of NOS Alive’22! The English artist makes her debut in Lisbon on the Heineken Stage, alongside Phoebe Bridgers, Caribou, Parcels, Manel Cruz and more to be announced.
Blending early-century R&B with Bossa Nova’s happiness, Hope Tala asserts herself as a strong presence in today’s music scene. The British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist “dreams awake with girls who like to fight” (“All My Girls Like to Fight“), faces hurt without fear and reflects on the kind of love reserved for the big screen in her songs. After reaching over 20 million streams independently and receiving praise from Rolling Stone, Complex, Vogue UK and Vice UK, Hope Tala answers an important question on her 2020 EP, Girl Eats Sun.
“Why to have a life if you’re not going to do something irreverent and make a difference in the world?” he asks. “In the last two years, I’ve found that music is the most impactful way to do that.”
In 2016, Hope Tala released “Peace Freestyle” on Soundcloud which reached the ears of Mikey Alfred and went on Pharrell’s Apple Music Beats 1 radio show. This recognition made Hope realize that she “could follow music as more than just a hobby.” In 2018, while at the University of Bristol, he edited the Starry Ache EP under the production of Jamal Hadaway. A year later, he released the Sensitive Soul EP. “Lovestained” reached 7.3 million streams on Spotify having been considered one of the top 50 songs of 2019 by Rolling Stone. 2020 would become the year when Girl Eats Sun cemented Hope Tala as an emerging force of English music, with the singles “All My Girls Like to Fight” and “Cherries” with Aminé.
In 2022, the latest single “Party Sickness” kicks off Hope Tala’s debut on July 9 at NOS Alive’s Heineken Stage, in Lisbon. Tickets are available here.