Tori Amos was one of those artists that lit up the music scene and changed a generation with her influential sound. Her natural voice told a narrative story through each one of her songs and made a listener feel like they were falling into their own soul searching rabbit hole.
Hardcore fans will be happy to know that Amos is back again with her fifteenth album, titled Native Invader which is set to be released on September 8th, 2017. To prepare fans of the new album, Amos recently released a new single titled “Cloud Riders.”
The track debuted with NPR music and is available to post and share here.
Amos shares her inspiration behind the track by expressing that;
“Before the Storm, at 4:22 AM,
I saw a shooting star.
Some Storms are electrifying
but some Storms are deadly.
Some resolve themselves,
Conflicts can be that way.
You don’t know how a conflict is going to play out when you are in the middle of it.
And the one thing I have learned is that when the Cloud Riders are coming, they cannot be outrun.”
The lyrics to “Cloud Riders” touch on storms, natural disasters, and how the heals after them. Lyrics like “Underneath the stars above, I said, ‘No, stop,'” she sings. “I am not giving up on us / And I am not going anywhere soon.”
The album is an intense insight following a year of soul searching and heartache. During the summer of 2016, Tori Amos took a road trip through the smoky mountains of North Carolina. Her goal was to reconnect with the stories and songlines of her mother’s family who hailed from that area. Two events that winter turned Amos’s plan upside down; the catastrophic US election and the sudden stroke that left her mother unable to speak.
Fans know that Tori Amos’s music has the power to mend and heal one’s soul just by pressing play.
According to Amos, “It wasn’t going to be a record of pain, blood and bone when I began,” she says. “It wasn’t going to be a record of division. But the Muses 9 insisted that I listened and watched the conflicts that were traumatizing the nation and write about those raw emotions. Hopefully people will find strength and resilience within the songs to give them the energy to survive the storms that we are currently in.”
Nature Invaders is her first album since 2014’s Unrepentant Geraldines, her eighth Billboard Top 10 album. Nature Invaders will be available to purchase both physically and digitally as well as a vinyl which will be released later this fall.
NATURE INVADERS TRACKLIST:
Up the Creek
Tori Amos will go on tour in North America beginning in October and will include shows at the Beacon Theater in NYC on November 7th and 8th. Before she goes on tour, she will appear in conversation wih Jillian Mapes at Pichfork’s “In Sight Out” series at the Murmrr Theater. Tickets for that show are already sold out.
TORI AMOS NATIVE INVADER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/24: Saint Paul, MN @ O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
10/26: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
10/27: Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
10/29: Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre at Playhouse Square
10/30: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/31: Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
11/2: Boston, MA @ The Orpheum Theatre
11/3: Washington, DC @ MGM National Harbor
11/4: Philadelphia, PA @ The Tower Theater
11/7: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/8: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/10: Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
11/11: Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/12: Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
11/14: New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theatre
11/16: Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
11/17: Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11/19: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre
11/22: Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Hall
11/24: Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
11/25: Eugene, OR @ The Hult Center for Performing Arts
11/26: Oakland, CA @ The Paramount Theater
11/28: San Diego, CA @ The Balboa Theatre
11/29: Phoenix, AZ @ The Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
12/1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
12/2: Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
12/3: Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel