West London singer-songwriter Hope Tala, who has been riding a wave of critical praise all year, releases a new cheerful tune out now called “Leave It On The Dancefloor.”
Hope pairs up with Mozella on lyrics and Greg Kurstin on production for “Leave It On The Dancefloor,” a song about letting go of emotional baggage by letting loose at a club. The tune has a disco ball-inspired rhythm and a glistening, shimmering synth sound from the 1980s. There’s nothing but genuine happiness in her voice as she urges everyone to “leave it on the dancefloor.”
Speaking on the record, Hope Tala says, “I wrote this song imagining what I would want someone to tell me while I was going through a hard time. The chorus lyric encapsulates it all— ‘So come on leave it on the dancefloor, leave your worries all behind, and let the night take the pain away’. Going out was something I missed intensely through the various COVID lockdowns, particularly when I was feeling down in the dumps.”
She continues, “It was something I didn’t know how much I valued until it wasn’t possible or safe anymore. A lot of the music I’ve been writing since the pandemic started has been exploring the wonder and joy of that experience: the community that lives among the heat of happy bodies on the dancefloor—how precious that is.”
For the occasion of the single’s release, Hope has been selected as the “Artist Pick” for the month of August by the music streaming service Deezer, and as such, an acoustic rendition of her song will be available exclusively via the app. It follows last month’s heartfelt and powerful “Is It Enough.” The song, produced by Al Shux has been met with universal praise and accumulated over 400K YouTube views.
Listen to the new record below.