Piano pop legend Tori Amos returns October 29 with her 16th album, entitled Ocean To Ocean. The title refers to her homes, one in the UK, the other in Florida, and much time on the road in-between.
Described as a lockdown album (recorded between March and summer 2021), the content suggests ruminations on separation, a long look at the troubles on both shores over the past few years, and the inability to process these in a hands-on manner.
The record, her first since 2017’s Native Invader, speaks of hard times felt in a very new way for our generation. She said in a statement published in New Music Express: “This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them…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,” Amos continues. “I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from – you’ve done it before…”