I mentioned to Girlfriend Tape co-owner and If I Die in Mississippi’s creator Johnathan Hope that his earring was reminiscent of the ’80s. It was made from a paperclip and a cross that dangled to his shoulder.
“I made it myself from pieces of earrings that I found on the ground in a store,” Hope said.
Like the earring, Hope takes pieces of sounds, memories and moments to create aesthetic for music. Over the last year, his music has impressed upon the local scene with its unique sound and intimacy. On Oct. 23, Hope will leave Mississippi behind to explore the scene in California and start new artistic projects.