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GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Susanna Hoffs
(The GRAMMY Museum will host The Drop: Susanna Hoffs on July 16. Hoffs will discuss her new album, Someday, perform a brief selection of songs and take questions from the audience. For ticket information, click here.)
Singer/songwriter and Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs is set to release a new solo album, Someday, on July 17. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the song "Always Enough."
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"This album was inspired by my yearning to sing songs that were as melodic and emotional as my favorite music of the 1960s," says Hoffs regarding Someday. Produced and orchestrated by Mitchell Froom (Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt), the album spans 10 songs, eight of which were co-written by Hoffs and Nashville-based musician Andrew Brassell.
Ripe with surprises, Someday features the summery "This Is The Place," the Baroque/folk-styled "November Sun" and the sophisticated "Picture Me," the latter combining Burt Bacharach-inspired sensibilities and modern production with Hoffs' emotive vocal. The album also includes "Raining," a song originally written with Mike Campbell of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers in 1989.
A native of Los Angeles, Hoffs co-founded the Bangles in the early '80s with sisters Debbie and Vicki Peterson. As the group's main frontwoman, her vocals helped propel hits such as "Eternal Flame," "Manic Monday," "Walk Like An Egyptian," and "In Your Room." The Bangles released their most recent album, Sweetheart Of The Sun, in 2011. As a solo artist, Hoffs released her debut solo album, When You're A Boy, in 1991, followed by her sophomore effort, 1996's Susanna Hoffs. More recently, she collaborated with singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet on a pair of cover albums, Under The Covers Vol. 1 (2006) and Under The Covers Vol. 2 (2009), re-examining hits from the '60s and '70s.