American Idol Finalist Triston Harper Releases New Track “H.O.P.E.”

American Idol Finalist Triston Harper Releases New Track “H.O.P.E.”

American Idol season 22 finalist Triston Harper has released his original song “H.O.P.E.” today. Listen here, via 19 Recordings / BMG Nashville.  A plaintive blues-soaked lament, the swampy song is anchored by a rootsy, mature vibe that’s become the teenager’s calling card throughout his journey on Idol. 

“Hope stands for hold on, pain ends/where’s the joy when you need it?” Harper croons at the self-penned song’s hook, and you can feel the equal-parts pain and deep-set understanding emanating from the depths of his soul.

“‘H.O.P.E’ is a song that means so much to me because it helped me get through the worst time in my life,” Harper says. “I was in the mood to write one day so I propped up my phone and started recording. This song kinda just poured out of me. I’ve seen a lot in my life and as I was writing it, it almost felt like I just needed to get all of that out in song.”

At only 15-years-old, the McIntosh, Alabama native Harper quickly propelled himself to fan-favorite status on the 22nd season of American Idol. He advanced to the Top 5. Harper, who first discovered his love of music via his grandfather’s Johnny Cash records, is a proud member of the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians.


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