Posts for for May, 2012



Georgia available on iTunes

The next single from The Crossing is available now at iTunes.

Purchase on i-tunes and email your receipt to promo@sophiebhawkins.com, Sophie will pick 5 winners at random to receive the full CD.

Aspiring film-makers: Shot a video for Georgia and send it in, we’ll post the winning entry on the website.




Hotel Cafe CD Release Party

When: June 29th at 8pm
Where: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

Click for more details


Review of the Crossing

A review of The Crossing was posted at AnneCarlini.com

Taking the charts by storm, well, as much as the mild-mannered Sophie Hawkins could ever have hoped to, her debut album, Tongues and Tails (1992) achieved both worldwide commercial success and critical acclaim. She even managed a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 1993. Her debut single from that album, ‘Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover’ went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles’ chart in the USA, and was also a top 20 hit in the UK. – but now she is back with her fifth album of all new material, The Crossing.

The album begins with the throaty popesque of ‘Betchya Got A Cure For Me,’ before we head into the religious-inspired ‘Sinnerman.’ The melodic ‘The Land, the Sea, and the Sky’ is next. Sporting a loungy jazz sound it has to be one of the best on the album, for my money. The beautiful bounce of ‘Georgia’ is next (complete with Anglelina Jolie shout out), before the power ballad ‘Missing.’ On some of her previous albums, the instruments and arrangements got more space then the actual song, but on tracks such as ‘Heart & Soul Of A Woman,’ ‘Life Is A River’ and the truly haunting ‘Miles Away’ that definitely cannot be said.

With songs obviously written about personal elements of her life, some sound like faster-paced lullaby’s, their lyrics intentionally naive; but never clichéd. Always expressed with the romanticism and enchantment that only Hawkins can emote, she provides further evidence of her vocal strengths on the adamant ‘I Don’t Need You,’ the heartfelt ‘Gone Baby,’ the gentle blues sway of ‘A Child,’ and the jazz piano of ‘Dream St & Chance.’ ‘Red Bird’ and a long version of ‘Betchya Got A Cure For Me’ are next, but a new acoustic version of her biggest hit ‘Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover’ really brings this album to a stunningly beautiful (near) close. Indeed, that honor is left to an original demo version of ‘Missing’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘As I Lay Me Down’ from her album Whaler.

Instrumentally, The Crossing is very unique to listen to and Hawkins’ songs are always engaging as well. Ergo, to be a fan of Hawkins’ style of music is to have a soft spot for Janis Joplin and other such ilk of classic artists. Sure she does pop, rock, ballads, keyboards, driving rhythmic drumming and precussion, which is all simply perfect of combinations here on The Crossing, but with incredible lyrics and passionate vocals embedded the whole album reverberates with a sense that something great was captured here also.


The man that finally conquered Gigi

The man that finally conquered Gigi


Enjoying the fruits of their labor

Enjoying the fruits of their labor


Making sunday dinner homemade pasta

Making sunday dinner homemade pasta


New Tour Dates Added

We’ve added three tour dates in Los Angeles, New Hope PA, and Stanhope, NJ.

See the Tour Page for more information.


Making firewood @ Linda Fensters

Making firewood @ Linda Fensters


New Articles Posted

With the release of The Crossing on June 19th, there’s been a number of articles and reviews.

Shakenstir
AntiMusic
LA Weekly
BroadwayWorld.com
Ravenheart Music Review


Double mammas day tea performance @ school

Double mammas day tea performance @ school