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Tori Amos sings of ‘bats and other creepy-crawlies’ that terrorize her daughter on new single ‘Spies’

Tori Amos has shared an orchestral new single called “Spies.”

The lush song comes from her forthcoming album, Ocean To Ocean, out October 29th via Decca Records. The song opens up with eerie clicks and scratching noises. Amos beings, singing, “Knowing this may help you make, make it through the night on lullabies/ Knowing this may help you to open up your eyes/ Spies!”

While the track is quite stunning, it’s got some quirky lyrical content. The song is actually inspired by Amos’ home in Cornwall, England where “bats and other creepy-crawlies terrorize” her daughter Tash.

Listen to “Spies” below.

The forthcoming 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.

In addition to today’s preview, “Spies,” Amos recently shared “Speaking With Trees.”

“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…”

Check out the tracklist for Ocean to Ocean below or pre-order the album here.

Ocean to Ocean Tracklist:

01 – “Addition of Light Divided”
02 – “Speaking with Trees”
03 – “Devil’s Bane”
04 – “Swim to New York State”
05 – “Spies”
06 – “Ocean to Ocean”
07 – “Flowers Burn to Gold”
08 – “Metal Water Wood”
09 – “29 Years”
10 – “How Glass Is Made”
11 – “Birthday Baby”

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