"This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me" - With these poignant lines from the esteemed American poet Emily Dickinson, Defne Sahin introduces her new album "Hope". Beginning with these words of longing, "Hope" serves as an intimate dialogue between Defne Sahin and Emily Dickinson, that opens up to her audience and the world at large. Few artists bridge as many worlds as the renowned singer and composer Defne Sahin, who effortlessly merges poetry and music, language and song, as well as different places and emotions. With "Hope," the Berlin-born artist of Turkish origin, continues to develop her cosmopolitan sound drawing from her experience of living between New York, Berlin, and Istanbul. Inspired by the poems of Dickinson, "Hope is an exceptional album which offers an intimate look into the highs and lows of life. It offers deep insights into human existence in all its complexity.