Indie Pop Band The Collection Shines With New Single “Spark of Hope”

January 19, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Celebrated for their poetic lyricism and evocative melodies, North Carolina indie-pop band The Collection release their luminous, soul-stirring track “Spark of Hope” today. Listen HERE.

As one of the hardest songs for the band to write on the upcoming full-length album, “Spark of Hope” has a patient, almost timid feel to it that gives its title and message a hard-won feel. “I started to analyze how I feel about life, as someone who is often optimistic about projects, but not about my own mental state or health or future, and realized I don’t feel like someone who drowns in hope, but I’m not void of it either. I always try to at least carry a little spark of it, just enough to see in the darkness, and hope it’s enough to get me through,” says frontman David Wimbish. “I wrote this song while we were in the studio, after almost a year of trying to write it and failing. It came together in a half hour and we recorded it the next day, with the lights low, during a thunderstorm.”

“Spark of Hope” follows The Collection’s recently released singles “Rain It Down,” and  “Medication,” both showcasing the band’s willingness to challenge the negative stigmas surrounding depression and openness to break down walls. The band’s breakout hit “Medication” ignited a dialogue about seeking out help for mental health, tallying over 4.5 million streams and counting due to the powerful message. Stay up-to-date on details for the upcoming album by following The Collection on socials. 

About The Collection:

The Collection derives an inimitable musical language from the unbreakable bond between its members. Fronted by David Wimbish, the Saxapahaw, NC-based band places just as much emphasis on interpersonal community and relationships as it does on the music itself.   Because of this, the band have generated tens of millions of streams, logged tens of thousands of miles on the road, earned praise from American SongwriterGlideParade, and more, and landed on NPR Tiny Desk Judges’ Picks – all before signing their first record deal with Nettwerk Music Group in 2022.  Additionally, The Collection have developed a devout fan base thanks in part to their renowned rowdy performances. They have lit up festival stages and crisscrossed the country with The Oh Hellos, RIPE, Tall Heights, and Sammy Rae & The Friends, to name a few. In January 2023, the six-piece released their boldest EP, How to Survive an Ending, emanating love and positivity in typical The Collection fashion. The band spent the past few months in the studio and have now returned in 2024 with their most vulnerable work to date.