Toronto, Canada’s The Conscience Pilate has released a new single, “Hope,” along with an accompanying music video.
After a 25 year hiatus, Edward Pond and Neil Leyton decided to reunite and immediately wrote new music over a bottle of Rioja. While they formed in 1995, TCP self-destructed after just one album, but Pond and Leyton remained brothers. Despite their geographical distance, they’ve continued the musical efforts. Recorded remotely between Canada and Portugal, bed-tracks and overdubs were done in Toronto at Red House, produced by Mick McKenzie and Edward Pond, with vocals tracked in Portugal at Canoa Studios.
Reflecting on the new single “Hope” Leyton said:
“The thing about Hope, you see, it is like the force: there’s a good side and a dark side. I suppose our song is more about the darkness of it all. Some of Edward’s lyrics on this song really hit home with me. Still, personally I am more of a hopeless optimist. Like when you expect the worst and still hope for the best. And somehow it all works out in the end.”
The B-side of “Hope” is TCP’s cover of “April Skies” by The Jesus and Mary Chain – sung by none other than Edward Pond, taking lead vocal duty on record for the very first time. Stream both new songs below:
And made sure you check out the video for “Hope” and grab your copy of the release here: