“Growing up an only child in a divorced home, I had to find family in communities outside of my house. Friends became like brothers & sisters, and this song is about the journey of one of those brothers,” explains Ashley L’Esperance, one-half of folk outfit The Promise Is Hope of their new single, “Brother.” “He moved to Colorado and tried to decide whether or not to give up on love. Then, he came home, and literally saved my husband from drowning in a river on a camping trip. This song was written to thank him for being my brother, and for saving Eric,” she adds. “By saving him, he saved me.”
The Promise Is Hope, a.k.a. husband-wife duo Ashley and Eric L’Esperance, will release their sophomore album, Every Seed Must Die, on May 18th. The album was created to weather a slate of life’s toughest moments, and that has become a driving force of this band—to make music that helps others work through stormy seasons and find a way forward.
With spare, acoustic instrumentation enhanced by crisp and focused production, the pair’s delicate harmonies are allowed to soar, a testament to their true musical talent.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Brother” by The Promise Is Hope: