Finally! Cyndi Lauper’s “Hope” Will Be Released Tomorrow
Cyndi Lauper is releasing a not-really new song called “Hope” tomorrow (December 6). In fact, the pop icon first shared it via her Facebook page way back in 2017. “I was inspired to write a song called ‘Hope’ to give a voice to the millions of Americans who may be silenced by illness like I was,” she wrote in reference to her ongoing battle with psoriasis. “We don’t need to hide, and we don’t need to feel embarrassed. It took me a long time to get to where I am today, but I made it — and so can anyone else struggling with this disease.”
While the subject matter is weighty, the song glides along on airy synths courtesy of Peer Åström, Johan Bobäck and William Wittman (i.e. the team that brought you Cyndi’s exquisite “Into The Nightlife”). “Hope is what you came for, a drop in time we share,” she belts on the chorus in that instantly distinctive tone. “Hope and don’t give up, don’t give up.” The belated arrival of “Hope” on streaming services and iTunes makes me nostalgic for Bring Ya To The Brink. Would another electro-pop album be too much to ask?
Watch the uplifting video for “Hope” below.