[New Releases] Tori Amos

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[New Releases] Tori Amos

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Tori Amos has established herself as an unmistakable musical presence with a distinctive voice, her powerful piano playing and a penchant for lyrics that can be a bit, well, confounding. “Night of Hunters” is packed with those piercing Amos vocals, her dominating piano and a fair share of head-scratching lyrics, this time around a classically inspired theme of reinvention.

“Hunters” is Amos’ first release on the Berlin-based classical record label Deutsche Grammophon, and there are clear classical, even operatic influences. It’s a beautifully composed album that highlights Amos’ classical training and her fierce intensity as a musician and songwriter. But long gone are the pointedly poignant - and accessible - lyrics of her earlier work.

Amos has said the album uses to the structure of a classical song cycle to tell the story of one life-changing night in the life of a woman who’s at the end of a relationship. The album allows the listener to “follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter,” Amos says.

Tori Amos “Night of Hunters”

Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Genre: Classical


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