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Published on October 3rd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Exclusive: Miette Hope Premieres Her New “Pendulum” EP’s Short Film Via The Hype Magazine

Nascent neo-soul songstress Miette Hope’s short film Pendulum has its exclusive premiere via The Hype Magazine today. The short film consists of videos for the three-song EP of the same name — due out tomorrow, October 4th — as well as the narrative that links the songs together about Hope’s journey through stages of grief after her father’s death when she was a teenager.

Of Pendulum, Miette Hope commented: “Thinking and talking about my loss often felt uncomfortable. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me.” Continued Hope: “I felt like I had moved on and it was a part of my past that I didn’t want to revisit. What I came to understand about these stored-away feelings is that there were many people in the world who had experienced grief, addiction, mental illness and had no outlet to express or process through their hardships. My ability to transform an emotional experience into something tangible and even beautiful has always been extremely healing for me and I started to realize that it could be healing for others as well.”

Of “Enough,” the second track/video from the EP/film, MTV News declared, “The New York-based singer/songwriter tackles grief head-on with the track, creating a haunting inward journey that finds the narrator coping with pain via whatever means she can to fill the void.

The Pendulum EP was produced by Juan Carreno aka Ariza (Sandra Crouch, Phillip Lassiter, Maisy Kay). The videos that appear within Pendulum (“Alone,” “Enough” and “Feel It All”) were shot over the course of three days with help from Hope’s friends in film. Hope wrote the script herself and co-directed it with Andrew Garcia (HBO’s La Piel De Ayer, DiorHomme, High Snobiety, Vogue).

Raised out of the mountains of Colorado, Miette Hope weaves sonic stories of love, grief and
loneliness through introspective lyrics drenched in neo-r&b and soul inflections, drawing from
her personal trials and triumphs. At only 22, Miette has carved a niche for herself in the artistic
landscape melding the independence of Maggie Rogers, the pioneership of King Princess, Saint
Vincent and Empress Of, and the spirit of troubadours Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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