Susannah Hoffs hopes life as a single will be an easier road to travel than life as a Bangle was.

Hoffs, 29, played guitar, sang and wrote songs for the all-woman rock group the Bangles for nine years. But she said the pressure of working with her three bandmates led to the group's demise after such hit records as "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Manic Monday" and "Eternal Flame.""We seemed to get along well in public, but there were a lot of things brewing under the surface," Hoffs said in the Feb. 25 issue of People magazine.

"I think the biggest problem was that the public started to perceive me as the lead singer even though the group didn't."