Tori Amos’ upcoming album is about being locked out in her own “private hell”.
The 58-year-old singer-songwriter has unveiled her sequel to 2017’s “Native Invader”, which is called “Ocean To Ocean.”
Released on October 29, the next collection is hailed as the ‘Crucify’ singer’s ‘most personal work in years’ and was written amid the global pandemic in Cornwall, England, between March 2020 and the summer. of this year.
A press release says Tori “hit a place of personal crisis” during Britain’s third lockdown, which saw her holed up in the South West with her husband Mark and her adult daughter Tash and her boyfriend, and the introspective songs talk about “hitting the rock low” and “renewing oneself”.
In a statement, Tori explained, “This is a recording of your losses and how you deal with them.
Fortunately, when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognize that you don’t feel like the mother you want to be, the woman you want to be, the artist you want to be. I realized that to change that, you have to write from where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I thought to myself, so this is where you are writing from – you already have… ”
The musician has revealed that she will fly to Florida before any time she feels troubled, but that has been removed with the lockdown.
She said: “If you’ve dealt with troubling things while traveling, that has been taken off the table.
“My habit has been to jump on a plane and go to the United States. I would travel just to have new experiences. I had to find a chair instead, and “travel” like I did when I was five – in my head.
Tori added, “I am committed to trying to see things in a way that allows me to become empowered.
“But what is power? Sometimes you are not yet ready to get up – you have to sit on the floor first. We’ve all had times that can blow us away. This record goes with you wherever you are, especially if you are in a place of loss. I am fascinated when someone has gone through a tragedy and how they grieve. This is where the gold is. When someone is actually there, thinking, “I’m done,” how do you reach that person? It’s not a pill or a double dose of tequila. It’s about sitting together in the mud. I’ll meet you in the mud.
The “Silent All These Years” hitmaker is also set to tour the UK and Europe in 2022 in support of “Ocean To Ocean”.
The race begins on March 11 for two nights at the prestigious London Palladium, followed by the O2 Academy in Glasgow on March 14 and the O2 Apollo in Manchester on March 15.
For tickets and the full list of tour dates visit www.toriamos.com