Sophie B Hawkins’ new album, Free Me, It marks the beginning of a new phase in her career, which she describes as “a period when I felt like I was literally being born.”
Sophie B Hawkins releases herself in her new album
She tells Sonia Baghdady, “Personal experiences are necessary to unlock the music and poetry already within.” Advocate Now. “That’s what I say: the triggers are teachers and they are the things which bring out the best of work.”
Hawkins, who is best known for the hit song “Damn I Wish You Were Your Lover”, says that her perspective on music has changed over 30 years. Her newest single, “Better Without You,” reflects this new outlook.
She explains, “I have to be free at this point in my life. “I need to be able be myself, without having to worry about what I’ve said or done. … “I’m not concerned about anything of that sort, so it’s better for me to be without you.”
Hawkins continues: “Standing on your own is the most powerful thing anyone can do.”
Hawkins has said that there have been times when she felt lonely in her career. She came out in The New York Times in 1992 as an omnisexual.