Tori Amos to Release "Night of Hunters" Classical Album in September
Fri, 06 May 2011 11:29:01
Oh how Tori Amos never ceases to amaze us! Amos marks her debut album for Deutshe Grammophon, the world's most celebrated classical music record label with Night of Hunters, set for release this September. The iconic, platinum-selling singer-songwriter continues her legacy of ground-breaking recordings with this 21st century song cycle inspired by select classical pieces spanning the last 400 years. This is, quite literally, vintage Tori Amos, in scope and in sound.
With Night of Hunters, Amos carries on the classical tradition of variations on a theme: taking inspiration from classical forms to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions.
On Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos commented, "I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter."
"One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us," the singer explained. I love dichotomies like that, Tori.
The release of Night of Hunters will be supported by a tour in Europe and the US starting in Helsinki, Finland on September 28th.
Are you going to check out Tori Amos' foray into the classical realm with Night of Hunters?