SUSANNA HOFFS — singer/songwriter/musician and founding member of the Bangles–returns with a new solo album, SOMEDAY, on July 17. Beginning today (6/19), RollingStone.com is exclusively premiering a new track from the LP, “Raining.” Check it out here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-susanna-hoffs-raining-20120619.
“‘Raining’ is a song I wrote with Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) back in 1989,”HOFFS tells Rolling Stone. “I rediscovered the song when I was sorting through a box of old demos and decided to update it with my writing partner, Andrew Brassell.”
“The song tells the story of an intense relationship that has just ended,” elaborates HOFFS. “Feelings of disbelief, confusion, desperation, longing and loneliness are revealed in the wake of the breakup. In the final refrain, the stormy emotions have calmed, and though acceptance comes, there is still the lingering sadness of missing someone.”
Produced and orchestrated by the revered Mitchell Froom, SOMEDAY is an intensely personal song cycle that doubles as a musical love letter to the music of the 1960s, which “has always been my reference point for everything,” says HOFFS. The self-released work will be released via her own label Baroque Folk, distributed by Welk Music Group. SOMEDAY’s tracks include the aforementioned “Raining,” the summery groove of “This Is the Place,” the evocative “November Sun” and the lilting “Picture Me,”with its Bacharach-style sophistication, lush retro arrangements and modern state-of-the-art production enclose HOFFS’ one-of-a-kind voice in an aural tapestry of velvet and lace.