Tori Amos is back with her 16th studio album, Ocean to Ocean.
The record is 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.
“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.”
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“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…”
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.