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 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