Sophie B. Hawkins – Wilderness
- Wilderness is Hawkins’s first independently recorded and released album
- Includes Bonus Track “Soul Lover” [Infinite Space Mix]
- Wrote, recorded and co-produced with Christian and Frank Berman (Baha Men, Real McCoy, Amber), combining pop with rock, jazz, world beat and blues
Sophie B. Hawkins received formal training on the streets of New York and for one year at Manhattan School of Music. Her 1992 album Tongues & Tails shot her into the spotlight and established her as a singer/songwriter to be reckoned with. The album earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, spawned a top five hit in 1992 with Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover and reached #14 in the UK charts. Hawkins’s other big hits are Right Beside You (1994, UK #13) and As I Lay Me Down (1995, UK #24).
In 2001, Hawkins established her own record label, Trumpet Swan Records. An artist usually known for her dark, brooding melodies, Hawkins has created her most universal album to date, combining pop with rock, jazz, world beat and blues.
As of 2012, Hawkins is starring as Janis Joplin in the play, Room 105, which was written and directed by her long-time partner and manager, Gigi Gaston.
Musical diversity, instruments galore, and sultry singing – prepared to get lost in the Wilderness.
1. Beautiful Girl
2. Open Up Your Eyes
3. Meet Me On A Rooftop
4. Walking On Thin Ice
7. Surfer Girl
9. Soul Lover
10. Angel Of Darkness
11. You Make Me High
12. Feelin’ Good