Hope Consumed is the professional name of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer Austin Witt. The Pittsburgh native made his debut in March of this year with the release of his single “Har(REAP)vest Unkn[SOW]n”. That track introduced a multi-talented modern rock artist with a hard and emotionally charged sound.
In the months since his debut, the prolific producer has already released two EPs and three singles. He has connected with thousands of metal and alternative fans around the world with popular tracks like “B(YOU)ilding/Br[me]aking” and his acoustic cover of the Bring The Horizon to ME song “Drown”.
“thorns (Pains the MOTIVE)” is the brand new single from Hope Consumed, released worldwide via all major streaming services on November 1, 2022. The track is an emotionally powerful and hard rocking anthem about rising above hardship and using pain as transcendent energy. Musically the track pairs hard groove metal riffs with prog-rock complexity and big emo vibes.
Check out “thorns (Pains the MOTIVE)” by Hope Consumed below. You can also hear the song on The Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Austin about the song. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with Hope Consumed. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting project.
8 Questions with Hope Consumed
Where are you from?
Hope Consumed: I started this project in Nashville, TN but then due to 2020 I had to relocate back home to Pittsburgh, PA where I’ve decided to continue from there.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music now for over 10 years, and been playing all different instruments since picking up the piano in 3rd grade. I went to college to pursue a degree in music performance and recording, which landed me a internship at a studio in Nashville back in 2018, which coming full circle has brought me back home
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
As of now the project is just me, but I’m currently working with one of my childhood friends named Cody who’s helping to produce the music, but I do have plans to expand and find members to be able to at least play some live shows here and there.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My musical influences range all over the place. As with life, it changes over time depending one what’s going on in my life. But the biggest impact that really resonated within me would be the band “the color morale” as after listening to them for the first time and following them on tour they really help show me how music can change a person’s life.
Specifically, Garrett the frontman, he just spoke so much hope into his songs and really showed that they are as much human as everyone else and deal with the same problems that everyone else deals with, he wrote his life into songs to help others and that’s what really made an impact in me to start writing myself
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Powerlifting is my greatest influence outside of music, I really believe that they do coincide though because depending on what your listening to can dictate a lot on how your workout will be.
What inspired you to create this project?
Growing up in the punk music scene I’ve really seen how the music was there for others when they needed an outlet or wanted to know that someone else was feeling the same, or just people wanting to speak of hope, or just get some feelings out. I knew that that’s what I wanted to do. I write these songs not to glorify myself or find fame, but to put hope out into the world to help others and show that there is always a way forward. I wrote all this because I want to help others move forward. “I am a metaphor for moving forward”
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
The plan is to release a full length album. I’ve already released an EP last April 2022. Also to find some other members to play some live shows here and there to continue to promote the name, as for the full length. I actually have half of it recorded right now, I’m just waiting for my producer, Cody to return from tour so we can jump on the next song
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Hope Consumed: Surprisingly I always have a lot to say, but this band isn’t about me like stated previously. This is for all who hear it. I hope that anyone that listens to this takes something from it and uses it to help them. As this is all pieces of myself that I am giving to everyone to help them. “We grow around the pain”