Tori Amos dropped a single “Speaking With Trees”
off Ocean to Ocean, her first album in four years.
As most of the world, Amos faced some darker times and mental obstacles during the pandemic. “Speaking With Trees” releases her pent-up frustration from solitude: “I’ve been hiding your ashes under the tree house don’t be surprised I cannot let you go.”
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Listen to the song below.
Ocean to Ocean consists of realizations from her time in the lockdown, and explores what she learned of love, friendship, and splitting her time between Cornwall, Florida and on the road. It also strains from the impact of the storm on the Capitol on January 6 that resonated with Amos.
Ocean to Ocean is due October 29 via Decca Records. The vinyl release will follow on January 28, 2022. Fans can pre-order a signed CD format and exclusive blue-vinyl edition on Center Stage’s website.
Amos will set off on a UK tour in February 2022, and fans can purchase tickets on Amos’ website.
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