Timbre "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" was R&B Cool Whip; the ubiquitous "As I Lay Me Down" was like a Hallmark prayer. Timbre tries… Timbre "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" was R&B Cool Whip; the ubiquitous "As I Lay Me Down" was like a Hallmark prayer. Timbre tries… Sophie B. Hawkins
Music Review

Timbre

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Sophie B. Hawkins

''Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover'' was R&B Cool Whip; the ubiquitous ''As I Lay Me Down'' was like a Hallmark prayer. Timbre tries harder for Art. Probing identity and friendship, declaring love like war, Sophie B. Hawkins goes lighter on the synthesizer moisturizers and instead plays her lusty, thin-voiced, codependent rock-star-next-door image against fine-boned Lilith Fair chamber pop. It's emotionally bold and intermittently charming, but still more Lifetime than Bravo. C+

Originally posted Jul 23, 1999 Published in issue #495 Jul 23, 1999 Order article reprints