Susanna Hoffs

For fans of:The Bangles, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Francoise Hardy, Matthew Sweet
Susanna Hoffs’ new solo album, Someday, is an intensely personal song cycle that doubles as a musical love letter to the music of the 1960s. Produced and orchestrated by Mitchell Froom, the album is heartfelt and immediate, oozing refinement but without a trace of pretense. Elvis Costello’s Imposters rhythm section — drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher — played on the initial sessions in June of 2011, with Val McCallum and Andrew Brassell playing guitar. A few of the songs were tracked with Michael Urbano on drums and Bob Glaub on bass. Froom played keyboards. “The album was inspired by my yearning to sing songs that were as melodic and emotional as my favorite music of the 1960s,” Hoffs says. “We recorded 10 original songs, eight of which I wrote with Andrew Brassell, a musician from Nashville." Hoffs and Brassell went back into the studio to record five acoustic tracks especially for NoiseTrade — the Some Summer Days collection.