Sounds Like: Brooke Fraser, Sophie Madeleine, Corrine Bailey Ray, Switchfoot, Bryan and Katie Torwalt Music
Bio: Smart Hopewell. A Worship leader.Originally from Northern London. He's a singer and musician, young adults pastor and author of his debut book title The Simple Kind: Changing Becomes.
Born into a missionary family, the self taught singer-songwirter is self-taught on guitar and bass guitar oh and...See Full Bio
“‘Beginning’ is the three-track EP from singer-songwriter Smart Hopewell. An eclectic mix of acoustic songs tied together with the common theme of mellow guitar and strong, albeit sometimes unconventional, lyrics. The first track on the EP, suitably titled ‘Beginning’ has all the makings of a good acoustic song, with striking lyrics and a good chorus beat. Aside from the mostly overpowering vocals on the track and mediocre mixing, ‘Beginning’ could well be the strongest songwriting on the EP. ‘Royal Safe’ is slightly more upbeat yet serious. Not many could get away with a line like “You can’t get on, you can’t get off using people’s hearts like toilet roll” in an otherwise heartfelt song, but we’re willing to overlook this lyrical faux pas, because with a first name as cool as ‘Smart’ you can afford to be a little quirky with your music. The whole song could do with coming down a key or two to fit with the belting high vocals but overall the track has a s”