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Tori Amos debuts new single “Trouble’s Lament”

Tori Amos debuts new single “Trouble’s Lament”
March 30, 2014 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

Tori Amos "Trouble's Lament"

Finally we have our very first taste of (my goddess) Tori Amos‘ highly-anticipated upcoming 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, due out May 13th via Mercury Classics. The lead single is “Trouble’s Lament,” which upon a couple of repeat listens is definitely growing on me a lot. It for sure has (Americana / folk) shades of previous Tori albums such as Scarlet’s Walk, The Beekeeper and American Doll Posse. The initial general concensus among us Toriphiles has been mostly on the positive side, I know we’re all beyond excited to hear more. Her last three albums (Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Midwinter Graces and Night Of Hunters) didn’t really connect with me as much as I wanted them to so I’m seriously counting on this to be yet a stellar album from Tori. Plus she’ll be heading out on a (possibly solo) US tour … I’ve already secured myself a 4th row seat when she swings by Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on July 23rd. There’s nothing quite like witnessing Tori play live, this will probably somewhere near my 30th show, after all these years she still remains my favorite musical artist!

“Trouble’s Lament” is an eerie Southern blues song in which Amos’s matchless voice conjures up images of how the “flames from Satan’s tongue are charged and licking at her heels …”

“Having been born in North Carolina, the South walks with me wherever I am in the world,” says Amos. “I can’t get it out of my DNA. I don’t know if it’s a genetic thing, because my mother’s side, so far back, is from the Eastern Cherokee nation. So it’s really in the blood. It’s almost like you listen to the land speaking to you. And wherever I am I can hear the South calling me. I really like the idea that trouble was a young woman … I see her on my travels a lot. And maybe I knew her many years ago when I was in my twenties.”

Tori Amos / Unrepentant Geraldines

Unrepentant Geraldines Tracklisting
America
Trouble’s Lament
Wild Way
Wedding Day
Weatherman
16 Shades of Blue
Maids of Elfen-mere
Promise
Giant’s Rolling Pin
Selkie
Unrepentant Geraldines
Oysters
Rose Dover
Invisible Boy

Tori Amos

Tori Amos US Tour Dates
7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
7/17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
7/18 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
7/21 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
7/24 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
7/25 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
7/27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
7/29 – Dallas, TX – Winspear Opera House
7/30 – Austin, TX – Long Center
8/1 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
8/2 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
8/3 – St. Paul, MN – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
8/5 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
8/6 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
8/7 – Cleveland, OH – Cain Park
8/8 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall
8/12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
8/13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
8/15 – Boston, MA – Opera House
8/16 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
8/18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
8/19 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb-Energy PAC
8/20 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
8/22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/23 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr PAC
8/24 – Miami, FL – Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theatre

MK (Michael Knudsen) first started PopBytes back in September of 2003—while trying to make a website for his design portfolio, the site quickly turned into one of the premiere online destinations for all things pop culture! A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner Ivan along with three dogs, three cats and two parrots. Follow him on Twitter @PopBytes.