WILD BEAST

by Hope Littwin

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Experimental Songwriter/Composer/Singer, Hope Littwin, layers Acoustic Folk, Classical Art Music, Jazz and Electronics to create a new, raw, Electro-Acoustic Chamber Pop.

Artist Statement:

"I wrote a set of songs, dialogues between myself and the animal inside that rears its ugly head when someone I love betrays me. When someone I lust after refuses me. When I am alone with myself and, trembling, left to confront my beast nature. Unruly, destructive and ravenous.

The feminine beast has an ancestral wound of injustice woven into it’s sinews that incites an ancient rage. It howls, it scratches, it is cruelly and methodically ignored, prematurely pacified, fearfully abandoned. I sat with this beast for two years and let it speak. I watched it take over my body and mind in fits of dark nights of the soul, unquenchable desires and all consuming fits of rage. I couldn’t find a way out so I made a way through, not in spite of, but in solidarity with my inner beast.

No answers here, just presence, inquiry and steadfast solidarity.” -Hope Littwin

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released August 2, 2017

Vocals/Guitar/Piano/Electronics: Hope Littwin
Bass: Jon Nadel
Drums: Blake Jiracek
Piano: Hana Fugisaki
Trombone: Bryant Smith
Oboe: Jen Gardner
Violin: Mallory Linehan
Cello: Jeremy Seeman

Mixed by Hope and Robert Littwin
Mastered by Hope and Robert Littwin
Recorded by Dylan Oakley and Victoria Salazar at Tribeca Flashpoint
Produced by Hope Littwin
A&R: MBM

All Songs Written and Arranged by Hope Littwin
© Hope Littwin 2017, all right reserved.

Album cover artwork by Aemi Kato-Cuarezma

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Hope Littwin New York, New York

Hope Littwin is a NYC based singer, composer and producer.

Hope grew up performing with Miami's New International Ballet Company and New World School of The Arts' Musical Theater Ensemble. She graduated from The Chicago College of Music (2013), with a double major in Classical Voice and Music Composition and is currently a graduate assistant at Columbia's Music Comp for the Screen program. ... more

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Track Name: River
In the stillness of the water
was it always this easy?
Could it be I was pretending?
Has it always been this way?

In the stillness of the water
All the memories you gave me
Running through my veins, you swayed me
Running through my heart again

Now in the stillness of the water
I find my hands are growing stronger
To take the love that you are giving
and roll it back just like a wave

A River Doesn't Struggle
Track Name: Concentration
When I’m lying awake in concentration
I feel mind it, it floats away like some big blue sky
takes me, they don’t mean to wake me but they do

when I'm floating, I feel the weight of the world coming slowly
they break me only if I hold on to all the memories I made out of you
I'm the girl for you, I believe, do you?

Black eyed raven, why you following me around?

You know I love you, I wanna be right by you
You take it all with a grain of salt cause
You say were all just keeping our hopes up
Till they come crashing down
May as well just crash right now

Black eyed raven, why you following me around?

When I'm lying awake in conversation
I cant deny it, I cannot hide it
and I remember the way you trace my fingers-outlining eachothers
I'm the girl for you, it's true

Black eyed raven, why you following me around?

Black eyed raven, why you following me around?
Track Name: Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary
Are you comin comin for me?
I got a crust in my eye
Holy holy holy
Are you dirty dirty dirty
I wana fly fly fly

But I can’t get this pressure
Out of my chest
someone tell me why

I am a bleeding machine oh yea, oh yea
Some kind of sick injury that I cant understand

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary
are you comin comin for me?
I got a crust in my eye
Holy holy holy
Are you dirty dirty dirty
I wana fly fly fly

I wanna consume him
But he wont let me in
I wanna consume him
But he wont let me in
I wanna consume him
But he wont let me in
Track Name: Boys Who Don't Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You

Ive been walking around on eggshells
Across your angry mind
Falling into some habits
Im ashamed of-I close my eyes


Now I am falling again
I go down
I go down


For Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You


All of My life I'm rolling around
I'm holding in back, I'm hitting the ground
I'm living my truth, I run into
Im hoping you do but you don’t

All of my life I'm holding my pride
I'm finding myself, I'm seeing the light
I'm holding on to, but then I find you
Its clear to me that you don’t

The whole world is post apocalyptic now


Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You


We had some hard times across the yard
You were angry then too
I find myself hauling the rest of the world
Along, inside my womb

The whole world is post apocalyptic now


Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
Boys Who Don’t Say I Love You
I'm Falling again
I'm Falling again
Track Name: When It Was Over
Oh my heart is wrappin up like a poster
In the dark, I couldn’t recognize when it was over


But where are you now?
Now That I Need Your Sweet Distraction
Track Name: Forget Your Misfortune
Forget your misfortune
We've got so much now

But you can be drug until the sun comes up
Track Name: I Won't Ever Be A Fool Again
He caught my heart wide open
He aimed, I flinched, he clipped my wing
His song floated through my window
As I went spiraling

Fly a kite into a hailstorm
That’s how my heart was received
I crashed in these weeds
Oh captain, over, from the ground
My hopes went up
We got shot down
The words were sweet from the receiver
Now he's nowhere to be found

I'd sell my head to buy his heart
It was in the cards

I wont ever be a fool again
Like I was for you
I wont ever be a fool again
I wont ever be a fool

Baby, you would be amazed by
The fourth of July in my chest
Lay, oh, soft against my window
Soft against my skin so
You can hear the rest

In the backwoods of the twilight, patient star
Screaming at the sky above you
Like a crow in the dark

I sold my head to buy his heart
It was written in the stars

I wont ever be a fool again
Like I was for you
I wont ever be a fool again
I wont ever be a fool

I wont ever be a fool again
Like I was for you
I wont ever be a fool again
I wont ever be a fool

Fly a kite into a hailstorm
That’s how my heart was received
Crashed in these weeds
captain, over, from the ground
My hopes went up
We got shot down
The words were sweet from the receiver
Now he's nowhere to be found

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