Song written by Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde & Mark Cummins. Second track of the album Wilde winter songbook.
There are two versions of 'Hope': the album version and the Electric Penguins remix.
'Hope' was performed live during Christmas gigs in December 2013, December 2014 and December 2015 and during the Dutch tour in October 2015.
'Hope' was covered by the German choir Gospel Friends during a concert at the Evangelischen Kirche in Wervelinghoven (Germany) on December 13, 2014.
Kim about Hope
Ricky sent this backing track to me early on in the project – it was originally a Christmas song he’d had hidden away in his computer for some years. The message of ‘hope’ sometimes seems like a naïve concept in our increasingly cynical and violent world, but in my world – and many others – ‘hope’ is a source of great strength. My daughter, Rose Fowler, and her best friend, Emily Ilott, came to sing backing vocals; young voices symbolizing the ‘hope’ for tomorrow’s generation. Sentimental? Well, at Christmas time I think I might be forgiven. (1)
Guitars: Neil Jones
Keys and additional vocals: Ricky Wilde
Drums & percussion: Jonathan Atkinson
Backing vocals: Scarlett Wilde
Additional vocals: Rose Fowler, Emily Ilott
Produced by Ricky Wilde
Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Mixed by Ricky Wilde & Sean Vincent at RAK Studios, London
Engineered by Sean Vincent, assisted by Robbie Nelson & Helen Atkinson
(1) Track by track, Kimwilde.com website (UK), November 11, 2013