I’ve been a fan of Tori Amos since her first album came out back in 1992. Little Earthquakes remains a landmark album, a true modern classic. Having seen her in concert many times, I can also report that she’s one of the best live acts around, even when there’s nothing on the stage except her and a piano. Especially when there’s nothing on the stage except her and a piano.
After 25 years of music, Tori Amos has just released her 15th studio album, Native Invader. I’ve been anticipating this release with cautious optimism. Previously, I wrote about how I’ve… grown apart from the music of Tori Amos over the years. Yet as I heard the first single from the new album, my interest was sparked more strongly than I expected. It was at once very familiar and brand new. Was I on the verge of rekindling my relationship with an artist I’d once felt so close to?
Here is my video review for Native Invader by Tori Amos:
And as a bonus, especially for those of you who don’t buy physical music anymore, here’s a short unboxing video for the deluxe edition of the CD: