Tori Amos has officially announced her 15th studio album, Ocean to Ocean.
The record is set to be Amos’ most personal work in years. After the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, Tori Amos entered a sort of personal crisis. This new album sees the renowned channeling that energy into her music.
“This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them,” Amos explains. “Thankfully when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognize you’re not feeling like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be. I realized that to shift this, you have to write from the place where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from – you’ve done it before…”
Hey Team, so excited Ocean to Ocean is out on Oct 29. I wrote the album during UK’s 3rd Lockdown in Cornwall. Just me, Husband & Tash at Martian, MC, JE & JPS 1000’s of miles away, playing & sending over the sonic airwaves big hugs, t.
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— tori amos (@toriamos) September 20, 2021
Tori Amos says that the resulting album channels the sounds of her renowned 1992 debut record, Little Earthquakes. She wrote the album in Cornwall during the UK’s third lockdown.
“We have all had moments that can knock us down,” Amos adds. “This record sits with you where you are, especially if you are in a place of loss. I am fascinated when someone has gone through a tragedy, and how they work through their grief. That is where the gold is. When somebody is actually at that place, thinking ‘I’m done,’ how do you reach that person? Sometimes it’s not about a pill, or a double shot of tequila. It’s about sitting in the muck together. I’m going to meet you in the muck.”
Ocean to Ocean is set for release on October 29th via Decca Records. You can pre-order the Spectacular Vinyl Release, out January 28th, here.
Last year, Tori Amos returned with a four-song holiday EP called Christmastide.
“With Christmastide it was important to be positive and to try and lift people’s spirits,” Amos explains. “It’s a time of year that should be joyful with family and friends but also can sadly be a very lonely place for some. Many families will be unable to be together this year because of the pandemic as well as many that are also dealing with the aftermath of a long and bitter U.S. election. I hope these songs contained in this beautiful package can be a small treat to help along the way.”