Produced by Christian Best at Monique Studios in Ireland, 'Tough Love' is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Scarecrow', which was released in 2013 and enjoyed extensive radio play and successive tours both in Europe and Hope's native Ireland. The first single from the album, 'Christmas Day', was chosen as the RTE Radio 1 song selected for the European Broadcasting Union Christmas Music Project and featured on a playlist across all member states. Over the past 14 years, David has gigged & toured extensively in both his native Ireland and mainland Europe, averaging in excess of 200 shows per year. During this time, Hope has built a reputation as one of the very best live performers on the touring circuit today. Drawing his audience in with his storytelling wit, personality and Irish charm, it is the beauty and depth of his songs, which are delivered with the lived in, almost sepia tone of his impressive voice & the raw elegance of his guitar playing that succeeds in holding audiences long after the show has finished.