On this week’s show I’m delighted to speak to singer-songwriter, Sophie B. Hawkins. Sophie first came into the spotlight in 1992 with the massive ‘Damn I Wish I was your lover’. Her second album, Whaler, featured Right Beside You and As I Lay Me Down. Fans of Dawson’s Creek, will recognise Sophie’s track ‘Lose Your Way’ as it appeared a number of times on the cult television series’ soundtrack.
I first got to know Sophie in 2005, she came to Ireland to promote her album ‘Wilderness’. She did a couple of gigs and some radio and instore performances. I organised those, so I was delighted to be able to catch up with her again.
I think this was a great time to chat to Sophie, she’s recently moved back to her native New York city and is recording new music. I also took the opportunity to play some of her music, here’s what happened:
1. Sophie B Hawkins: Right Beside You
2. Sophie B Hawkins: California Here I Come
3. Chat with Sophie B Hawkins Part 1
4. Sophie B Hawkins: Sinnerman
5. Chat with Sophie B Hawkins Part 2
5. Sophie B Hawkins: Lose Your Way
6. Chat with Sophie B Hawkins Part 3
7. Sophie B Hawkins: Betcha Got A Cure
8. Sophie B Hawkins: As I Lay Me Down
9. Sophie B Hawkins: No Connection
10. Sophie B Hawkins: Angel of Darkness
11. Sophie B Hawkins: Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
12. Sophie B Hawkins: Strange Thing
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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 62 // Interview with Sophie B Hawkins // Dec 31 2014 by Nessy on Mixcloud