Tori Amos announces lockdown-inspired new album Ocean To Ocean

"This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them"

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Tori Amos has announced details of a new album – see the artwork and release date for Ocean To Ocean below.

The new record follows 2017’s Native Invader, while more recently, she released a book, Resistance, which was published by Atria in May last year.

The new record, which is set to come out on October 29 via Decca Records, was inspired by Amos‘ time in lockdown in Cornwall.


“This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them,” she said in a statement. “Thankfully when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognise you’re not feeling like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be.

“I realised that to shift this, you have to write from the place where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from – you’ve done it before…”

See the artwork for Ocean To Ocean below:

Of the album’s inspirations, she added: “If you processed troubling things by traveling, that was taken off the table.

“My pattern has been to jump on a plane and go to the States. I would travel just to have new experiences. I had to find a chair instead, and ‘travel’ like I did when I was five – in my head.”


Ocean To Ocean is set to be toured around the UK and Europe next year, with the shows taking place in February and March next year.

See the dates below:

February 2022
16 – Berlin, Tempodrom
17 – Katowice, Spodek
18 – St Polten, Festspeilhaus
20 – Frankfurt, Alte Oper
22 – Munich, Philharmonie
23 – Zurich, Volkshaus
24 – Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi
26 – Lyon, Le Radiant
28 – Paris, Olympia

March 2022
2 – Hamburg, Laieszhalle
3 – Amsterdam, Carre
4 – Amsterdam, Carre
6 – Copenhagen, Royal Theatre
7 – Oslo, Konserthaus
9 – Brussels, Cirque Royal
11 – London, Palladium
12 – London, Palladium
14 – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
15 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
17 – Cork, Opera House
18 – Dublin, Olympia

Originally published on NME

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