While the Bangles had really been a group effort, the marketing machine put Susanna Hoffs front and center. Even though lead vocals were shared throughout the group’s albums, it was generally Hoffs’ songs which got released and had the greatest success (“Manic Monday,” “Eternal Flame,” “In Your Room”). The other members’ resentment over Hoffs being treated like the lead singer worked against the band’s long-term success and 1988’s Everything proved to be the end of the group (other than a failed comeback 15 years later).
From a commercial standpoint, it made sense to bet that Hoffs would have a successful solo career. While she “has a slight voice…she knows how to use it.” TG Besides, much of the attention showered on her during the Bangles years was because of her sex appeal and that was still there.
However, “most of the songs on her solo debut release are also slight and there’s no good way to get around inferior music. Although the album was released in 1991, it sounds like bad mid-'80s music. Hoffs and the Bangles had a few catchy pop ditties; however, there are none to be found here.” TG She did manage one U.S. top 40 hit with My Side of the Bed, but two other singles failed.