At some point in our lives, we will all experience failure in some way, shape, or form. The important thing to remember is that we learn from our failures and continue to persevere until we have reached our goals. The single “Collapse” by the hard rock band known as HopeFool highlights this all too familiar struggle.
The introduction to the song features a catchy, rhythmic guitar riff and from there, the song quickly transitions from quiet to loud as the drums and guitars make their appearance. The instrumentation during the first verse is somewhat calm, but as the song launches into the chorus, it becomes loud and heavy again. The lyrics within the song are very inspirational and deep, as the lead singer conveys his uphill battle to overcome his failures and achieve success in life. “And I know you can’t see it now/But I’m growing and I hope it makes you proud/When I make it to the clouds/And all these pillars of doubt come down.” The level of emotion that the lead singer channels into his vocals is powerful and at times heart wrenching. Vocally speaking, the singer has a sound that is eerily similar to Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump. The overall sound of the song can be described as a combination of hard rock and emo rock.
HopeFool are a four-piece ensemble and they hail from Austin, Texas. The name of the band is a play on the word hopeful and while they have yet to play a gig, they have managed to release several singles. Nonetheless, the band is showing signs that they have what it takes to make their dreams come true.
Written by Brittany Jennings