Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis – Hope
Matthias Meyer’s affinity for lush, rhythmic deep house rears its head once more in his sweeping new single “Hope.” Written alongside Ryan Davis, the mellow, yet grooving cut strikes listeners with poignant string melodies whose ethereal nature is amplified by clever chime placement. Intricate drum patterns complete “Hope,” adding depth while making it a tantalizing addition to desert house sets.
The writing process behind “Hope” — which appeared as part of Watergate’s 15th anniversary compilation — was a special one, according to Meyer and Davis. Both collaborators share a love of film scores, an interest that bled into the song and helped inspire its more dramatic elements and arrangement. This love resonates with the public as well, given the piece’s current position atop house charts.