Singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos is set to release a new studio album titled Ocean to Ocean. The record will be delivered on October 29 via Decca Records, the company announced Monday. Vinyl versions will be available January 28.
Described as “an emotional record,” Ocean to Ocean will touch on big subjects like the COVID-19 pandemic and the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. It is “a return to the kind of introspection she recognized from her 1992 debut album, Little Earthquakes.”
Amos described the album further in a statement. “This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them," she said. "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.— tori amos (@toriamos) September 20, 2021
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Amos continued, saying, "We have all had moments that can knock us down. 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."
Tori Amos's last album was 2017's Native Invader, which included the songs "Cloud Riders" and "Up the Creek." Last year, Amos released the four-song Christmastide EP. In 2019, she released her second book Resistance - a memoir about her craft and development as a singer-songwriter. That same year, she also staged her fairy tale-inspired musical The Light Princess.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Grammy-nominated artist became the first public voice for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network). It is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization. Amos continues to be a member of its National Leadership Council.
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