That the first new solo project from Susanna Hoffs in fifteen years channels the music of the 60's won't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the Bangles frontwoman over the last three decades. It is, after all, Hoffs' "reference point for everything”. The new Someday (July 17), produced by Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow), follows up 2011's Bangles reunion project Sweetheart of the Sun as well as the pair of well-received Under The Covers remake albums with like-minded L.A. songwriter Matthew Sweet. The bulk of Someday's songs were Hoff's collaborations with 27-year-old Nashville songwriter Andrew Brassel including an updated version of "Raining", originally an unrecorded 1989 co-write with Heartbreaker Mike Campbell. With it's vintage 60's instrumentation and a self-described "baroque folk/pop" template, Someday's lush retro sound is ideally suited to Hoff's age-defying voice, an instrument that remains as recognizable as it was in The Bangles "Manic Monday" heyday. She is, says Froom, "one the few great, pure pop singers working today."
Susanna Hoffs - "Raining" (from Someday)
Susanna Hoffs - "This Is The Place" (from Someday)
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