After he was finished traveling in ten states with his college rock band signed to Winter in July Records, Joshua planted himself back home in the Northwest and started his solo career. Once he had written and performed several projects Hope decided to bring in a drummer and second vocalist. It was upon recruiting his good friend J.R. that things began to grow into what they are now.  

Not only performing drums on record and live, J.R. also took the helm of  co-producer and engineer for the recordings. It wasn't long before that vocalist Joan-Joy had began working with the two singing backup and harmony sections through out songs.  

Although Joan-Joy ended up leaving the group, Hope and J.R. hooked up with Supernatural Sounds in Portland and went  on to track songs for a fresh project. Hope focused on the new  record with Jordyne Bolton in Portland as J.R. laid drum tracks. Before long they dubbed the project Upward Over.  

The full  length 12 track album Upward Over was released July 29th and marked a new chapter in Hope's musical and life journey.  

The first single "There Was This Girl", based on Hope's relationship with former band mate Joan-Joy, has already been received with praise and Lanterns Of Hope has  moved into booking more live shows as the album begins to reach into radio and press. 

You can find the Upward Over album on all major streaming platforms now.

There was this Girl - Single

Lanterns of Hope

There was this Girl is the first single off of Upward Over.

"It's time to introduce you to the neo folk storytelling of Lanterns Of Hope. The single There was this girl swells and sways through it's emotional happenings and is surely something new and old fans of folk will enjoy." - BuzzMusic

"The reminiscences which Lanterns of Hope shares with the likes of Leonard Cohen and Elliot Smith amplifies the accessibility of There Was This Girl, yet, plenty of distinction can be found in the raw human emotion which has been poured into the single. Narratively compelling tracks such as There Was This Girl will always be timeless." - A&R Factory

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Upward Over

Lanterns of Hope

Upward Over was recorded in Portland and is available on all major streaming platforms.

"Lanterns Of Hope recently dropped a huge album and if you love neo-folk and indie rock with some emotion, this one is for you. The album is titled "Upward Over" is made up of a series of powerful and moving folk songs that get you thinking. Songs are descriptive and visually enticing to the imagination." - Phoenix Music

"Upward Over has a flow to it and one of the reasons I prefer to listen to an album from beginning to end. As an album unfolds I prefer an arc similar to a story where it takes you to different shades of emotion and varying degrees of energy. If you are looking for experience like that then you just found it." - Divide & Conquer Indie Music Reviews

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Storms - EP

Joshua Hope & Meredith from the Moonlight Gypsies

Joshua Hope has teamed up with Meredith from the Moonlight Gypsies for yet another project. Coming soon...

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Compass - EP

Lanterns of Hope

Nautical Concept EP

"The EP "Compass" by Lanterns of Hope is about our spiritual journey, in nautical analogy. Earth is temporary, and we are working toward a heavenly goal, using a compass that is not man-made. "St. Peter, he holds the key, for the cast aside and weary." He will be at the gate, welcoming those who have made the arduous journey. Joshua Hope's voice is a bit like Neil Young's, and he sings with conviction." - Laura Hall KWCW 90.5 FM

"Compass is the strongest EP I have heard yet from Lanterns of Hope. He seems to be defining his sound a little more and the songwriting seems to be at its best" -Divide and Conquer Indie Music Reviews

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