U137 Release “Have Hope”
To help spread a message of optimism during such troubling times, U137 composed the song “Have Hope” and bonus track “Beyond The Horizon.” With its cinematic feels, “Have Hope” exemplifies U137’s unique sound rich in texture, nuance, and self-discipline… the kind of song you listen to over and over again only to discover something new to savor each time you hear it. U137’s goal has been to generate a feeling of euphoria in the listener, and while that aim may be more difficult to achieve given such uncertain times, it reminds us that no matter how deep the darkness, a light shines within.
“World crisis, pandemic, financial crash. I think most people on our planet feel afflicted in some form, some to a small extent and some very large. These songs are dedicated to all of you. During these times, it is important for us to stick together and keep spreading positive energy and love. It is also important that we don’t lose our hope, because this is only a temporary situation. Beyond the horizon, there is a bright future awaiting. I hope these songs will shed some light in the darkness,” says frontman Oscar Gullbrandsen. Light is to darkness what love is to fear, in the presence of one the other disappears. Stay optimistic. Stay cautious. Stay strong. Have hope.
“Have Hope” and “Beyond The Horizon” were produced, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Oscar Gullbrandsen at HAV Studio in Boras, Sweden. Photo by Casper Berndtsson. Cover image by Luiz Clas. U137’s discography includes Chapter Two (Mar 2019), Adam Forever / The Great Leap (Nov 2017) and Dreamer On The Run (Aug 2013), all released on Deep Elm Records. The band has nearly 80 million plays on Spotify alone. Oscar was also a member of Moonlit Sailor and Sons Of London. U137 was named after the Soviet submarine which ran aground in Swedish waters during the Cold War.