Review: Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover (Pop)

This review covers the pop rock track Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover.

This track was released in 1992 as part of a single.

The track starts off with some synth strings as well as some subtle humming. From there, the vocals start, going through the first (short) verse.

After that, the vocals then take the track into the first round in the main chorus. This section is capped off with a much more prominent drum kit.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse. After that, the vocals take the track into the next main chorus. A bell-like element is added. A portion of the main chorus is also repeated.

Going into the next verse, some electric guitar is added. This is layered with some brass. From there, the electric guitars continue and break the track down.

This is a false ending as the vocals then take the track into the next verse. This is brief as the vocals then go straight into the next round in the main chorus. After this, the main chorus is repeated as the track then fades out.

The main chorus is alright. It’s not the most amazing thing I’ve heard in music, but it isn’t bad.

The flow is pretty nicely done. There is a sense of progression and the track does pull back and push things whenever either is needed.

One thing this track does suffer from is problematic mastering. By the last verse, so many elements are added. The more elements are added, the harder it can be to get everything to sound right – especially when vocals are involved. In this case, the vocals end up getting largely drowned out by the end. It got to the point where large chunks of the lyrics became unintelligible. It even became a bit of an audio mess where hardly anything made any sense.

Overall, this track does have a few things going for it. The main chorus is not bad and the overall flow is nicely done. It’s unfortunate that everything was placed at maximum volume because everything became messy towards the end. The vocals became unintelligible because so many other elements were added. So, an alright track, but one that does have it’s problems.

Score
7/10

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