Derek Halet | Hope Written

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Hope Written

by Derek Halet

The music of Derek Halet relies upon an organic and simplistic folk style, matched by a progressive voice that very kindly brings both heartfelt lyrics and emotion to the listener.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Introduction
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2. In The Silence
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3. When Time Began
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4. To The One With Ice For Eyes
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5. The Order Of Things
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6. Twenty-Six Letters
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7. A Song Searching
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8. Seasons
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9. Where Roads Would Lead
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10. Morning Star
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11. When The Tapestry Falls
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12. Amends
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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L.A. Singer-Songwriter Derek Halet Makes Recording Debut With “Hope Written”

Now available from MJW music, Hope Written — the debut CD from indie acoustic singer-songwriter Derek Halet. This 12-song collection showcases an appealing original style that bridges the simplicity and writing lyricism of Nick Drake with the contemporary alternative vocal stylings of Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The acoustic sound is crisp and commanding, the lyrics are engrossing, and emotion always takes center stage on Hope Written, the title of which was inspired by a friend of Halet’s, who wrote Hope on her arm as a reminder during a particularly tough period. “You had hope written onto your skin/I was praying it went further in,” Halet sings, having experienced personal losses of his own in the past year and who seeks to comfort others with his music. Though singles like “Seasons” and “When Time Began” may deal with loss, the album covers a wide territory. “Hope,” Halet explains, “in its various forms is the running theme for the material on this album.”

Hope Written features Derek Halet on guitar and vocals, Abe Morin on bass, Forrest Robinson on drums, and Emily Peters on vocals. The CD is available through CDBaby.com.

Twenty year-old Derek Halet hails from the Los Angeles area, focusing on ministries at home and occasionally overseas. He grew up in a musical family, eventually teaching himself guitar and performing at church. For the past few years he has focused on fusing his passion for playing music with his passion for words, developing a very personal songwriting style. He explains of Hope Written. “I’m realizing how much music can help other people. I am learning how to minister to my friends with my songs, learning how to “write hope” deeper into those around me; whether they are surviving the loss of love, a friend, or a father, that’s my inspiration.”

For further information and song samples visit Derek on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/derekhalet

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Roy

Good Stuff!
Good songs, like the new stuff! The musicians and vocals were awesome. From the technical side, the voices had a very digital, processed sound and very thin. EQ, effects and mixing sound less "studio-ish" and less natural than the first 2 CD's. But musically it's great!
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Sister Gabby!!!! Who Else?!?

Basically, 2 thumbs and 2 big toes WAY up!!
Brother,

Amazing!!! Vocals, melody, EVERYTHING was wonderful!!!
I'm so blessed to be able to share your joy of success with you!

Many Blessings, (and yes, invite me to your gigs...i talked it thru with Erinsita...LOL)
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'ebed

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...
This CD was so sweet and perfect. Emily totally complimented this CD. The bass was so great and was very strong. This CD was in my CD player for about a week straight. I loved it.
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