The Hope State


Taylor Johnson spent his formative years in the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada where he cut his teeth writing songs and performing in various indie rock bands.

At the age of 18 he relocated to Los Angeles where he studied music business and began ghost writing songs professionally for the leading songwriters and artists in pop, country, hip hop and rock which have topped charts in counties all over the world.
Although always thankful to be continuously working in the music industry, Taylor felt a large part of his artistic freedom and general happiness were being compromised working as a ghost writer. A longing for writing more personal, meaningful songs and performing those songs was ever present. With that, Taylor began writing and performing as The Hope State.

Now living in Toronto, Canada, Taylor has begun recording with JUNO Award-winner Crispin Day (July Talk) and is set to release his debut album “Skeletons”, an introspective and intensely honest look at regret, depression, addiction, love and loss, set for release in October 2018.





Original Rock chats with The Hope State about the new single, “Just Survive,” and more!


The Hope State chats with Nataliezworld about the new single, “Just Survive,” and more!


Read Vents Magazine’s interview with The Hope State about the new single, “Just Survive,” and more!


Red Guitar Music’s latest The Maple Leaf Roundup features Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Foreign Films, Bad Western, The Hope State, and Delta Will!


Hear “Just Survive” by The Hope State in Independent Clauses’ Mid-July Singles roundup!


The Hope State and Basement Revolver are featured in Great Dark Wonder’s #NewMusicFriday – New Song Roundup, 29 June 2018!


VIDEO PREMIERE: The Hope State debuts “Just Survive” over at Substream Magazine!