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|Released||September 8, 2017|
|Studio||Martian Engineering Studios, Cornwall, UK|
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|Singles from Native Invader|
Native Invader is the fifteenth studio album (12th of entirely original material) by American singer/songwriter Tori Amos. It was released on September 8, 2017, through Decca Records.Its lead single, "Cloud Riders", was released on July 27, 2017.
Amos contributed the song "Flicker" for Netflix documentary film Audrie & Daisy 's ending credits. In a Billboard interview, Amos was asked about future plans, revealing there will be "another album next year. We're in beginning stages and it might be a very different record beginning Nov. 9, but let's see where we're going."
On April 18, Amos began a five-day countdown with a series of Instagram posts depicting a studio and a "sacred fire". On the fifth day, the news was revealed to be a brand new album and world tour.
On April 23, an announcement was posted on Amos' official website, stating:
The songs on Native Invader are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself. The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other? In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager -- both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?
In her fan newsletter, it states in summer 2016 Amos took a road trip through North Carolina's Smoky Mountains with intention to reconnect with the stories of her mother's family. That winter, her mother suffered a stroke. With that and the 2016 United States election, the album took a different direction.Amos states, "It wasn't going to be a record of pain, blood and bone when I began. It wasn't going to be a record of division ... I listened and watched the conflicts that were traumatizing the nation and [wrote] about those raw emotions."
Native Invader was well-received from music critics upon release. The album received a score of 76 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic, based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Neil Z. Yeung wrote, "Native Invader stands tall with its own vital voice and energy, alluding to beloved touchstones from throughout Amos' oeuvre while remaining fully of its time."
Pitchfork rated the album positively, claiming that "[Amos'] intricately arranged songs are passionate and despairingly poetic."
To promote the album, Amos embarked on the Native Invader Tour across Europe and North America.The tour began on September 6, 2017 in Cork, Ireland and concluded on December 3 in Los Angeles, California.
|5.||"Up the Creek"||3:22|
|14.||"Upside Down 2"||3:23|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||113|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||21|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||19|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||46|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||20|
|French Albums (SNEP)||128|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||18|
|Irish Albums (IRMA)||20|
|Italian Albums (FIMI)||50|
|New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)||5|
|Polish Albums (ZPAV)||19|
|Scottish Albums (OCC)||15|
|Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)||87|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||23|
|UK Albums (OCC)||16|
|US Billboard 200||39|
|US Top Album Sales (Billboard)||9|
|US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)||3|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||6|
Myra Ellen "Tori" Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She had to leave at the age of 11 when her scholarship was discontinued for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination". Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics, and religion.
From the Choirgirl Hotel is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos, released on May 5, 1998. A departure from her previous albums, it was more a heavily produced project featuring elements of electronic music and a full rock band sound. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and number 6 in the UK. While falling short of the number 2 debut for her previous album, Boys for Pele (1996), From the Choirgirl Hotel is Amos's strongest debut to date in US sales, selling 153,000 copies in the first week. As of 2008 it has sold 778,000 copies in US. In 1999, Amos received two Grammy nominations: Alternative Music Performance, and Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Raspberry Swirl".
Strange Little Girls is a concept album released by singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001. The album's 12 tracks are covers of songs written and originally performed by men, reinterpreted by Amos from a female point of view. Amos created female personae for each track and was photographed as each, with makeup done by Kevyn Aucoin. In the United States the album was issued with four alternative covers depicting Amos as the characters singing "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", "Strange Little Girl", "Time", and "Raining Blood". A fifth cover of the "I Don't Like Mondays" character was also issued in the UK and other territories. Text accompanying the photos and songs was written by novelist Neil Gaiman. The complete short stories in which this text appears can be found in Gaiman's 2006 collection Fragile Things.
Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos. Preceded by the first single, "Caught a Lite Sneeze", by three weeks, the album was released on January 22, 1996, in the United Kingdom, on January 23 in the United States, and on January 29 in Australia. Despite the album being Amos's least accessible radio material to date, Boys for Pele debuted at number two on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart, making it her biggest simultaneous transatlantic debut, her first Billboard top 10 debut, and the highest-charting US debut of her career to date.
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