ELLE HOPE IS AN INDEPENDENT SINGER-SONGWRITER BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. and New York City. Born in Chicago, she was raised on a diet of jazz, alternative, classic rock, and pop that has fused together to create a unique sound. She also credits Lana del Rey, Amy Winehouse, and Billy Joel as her major influences. She independently released her first EP,  n.e.w. (nothing ends well), in 2016. Her followup EP, Real Life (2017), was composed of several songs exemplifying her generation's experience growing up in the digital age.

FROM HER EARLY CHILDHOOD PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL SONGS for her parents  to becoming a semifinalist for the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Awards, Elle has always adored performing. She has played her original music in many popular DC venues, including the Howard Theatre, the Black Squirrel, and the Glenview Mansion. In addition to performances, Elle has worked to improve her songwriting by consistently collaborating with other writers and attending  the selective GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles and NYU Summer Songwriters' Workshop. In 2018, she earned second place at New York City songwriting competition Songathon.

DESPITE HER MAIN FOCUS AS A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL ARTIST, Elle Hope also has an extensive background in traditional music. A classically trained pianist with over fifteen years of experience, Elle Hope has sung in and accompanied her high school choirs for four years and taught piano lessons to several students. As well as piano, Elle has studied voice with multiple teachers, and composition at the Levine School of Music. She currently attends NYU in pursuit of a degree in Music Composition with a Concentration in Contemporary Production and Songwriting.