The goal of this album was to make it resonate something really, really true that came from the body. There is no compromise. To me it was like playing the cello. When is tuned so that it's ringing - singing against your sternum - you go for a tone that evokes the truth of your whole self. That's the timbre that I'm talking about.

- Sophie B. Hawkins

Listen to the album and allow TIMBRE to Resonate...

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Track List
Sound Samples
1. Strange Thing
2. No Connection
3. 32 Lines
4. Mmm My Best Friend
5. Bare The Weight Of Me
6. Nocturne
7. The Darkest Childe
8. I Walk Alone
9. Your Tongue Like The Sun In My Mouth
10. Lose Your Way
11. Help Me Breathe
12. The One You Have Not Seen
13. The Slumber Boat (Hidden Track)
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Writen, produced and performed by Sophie, TIMBRE marks her first album in four years follows her two gold albums: Whaler (which featured the Top 10 hit "As I Lay Me Down," which is one of the longest charting radio tracks in the history of at 67 weeks and Tongues And Tails (which feature the top 5 hit "Damn I wish I Was Your Lover").

Sophie is driven to music as the only way to express her true feelings and on TIMBRE nothing is held back. Twelve self -penned songs offer a mix of organic and electric instruments creating sensually layered arrangements that sometimes ring like a modern wall of sound ("No Connection") or build to rocking climaxes (Your Tonge Is Like The Sun In My Mouth" and "The One You Have Not Seen"). Primal screams and strings puntuate the sensuous "32 Lines" while tribal chants make the frightening and compelling "Darkest Childe" even more mysterious and primitive. Whith her husky vocals, uses whatevre dramatic expression is necessary to deliver her emotional vision. She prods, promises, pleads and provokes to attain life's simple pleasures: Honesty, being true to herself and, as she sings in the opening track, "Strange Thing," - a place for my heart to belong...

Listen to the album and allow TIMBRE to Resonate...

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Sophie will be on the July 27th episode of VH1's Where Are They Now. Check local listings for details.

Timbre is realeased on July 20th. There are two versions of the album (explicit and clean versions) it also contains a multimedia section.

LAUNCH CD-ROM 30 includes a review of Timbre with samples of Loose Your Way, Bare The Weight Of Me and the Darkest Child, along with pictures., the Advocate, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and Billboard magazine have also reviewd Timbre.

Cast your vote for Sophie in Vh-1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock

From the Vault:

Sophie's Video Biography:

This is the multimedia feature on the album Timbre. Watch it here on Real Video.

The Sophie B. Hawkins Vault updates weekly. The first item to come out of the vault will be sound bites from a 1992 PromoCD (CDNK 725) Sohie B. Hawkins - in person - Listen to Sophie talk about Tonges & Tails.

Discography: Order TIMBRE now

Non Album Tracks

The Border Song I gotcha The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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