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Ocean to Ocean is the sixteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos, released on October 29, 2021. A vinyl release will follow on January 28, 2022. Amos will support the album with a UK and Europe tour in February and March 2022.

Amos wrote and recorded album while in lockdown in Cornwall, where she lives, with her writing inspired by her fascination with “the county’s landscapes and ancient myths”. Part of her writing was also explained to be in reaction to the US Capitol riots in January 2021.

In a press release, Amos described the album as “a record about your losses, and how you cope with them”. She elaborated that she realized she had to “write” to “shift” her perception of herself, saying: “I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from—you’ve done it before.” Amos also explained that the album is intended to “sit” with listeners, particularly if they are “in a place of loss. […] When somebody is actually at that place, thinking ‘I’m done,’ how do you reach that person? […] It’s about sitting in the muck together.”

Tracklist:

01.Addition of Light Divided
02.Speaking With Trees
03.Devil’s Bane
04.Swim to New York State
05.Spies
06.Ocean to Ocean
07.Flowers Burn to Gold
08.Metal Water Wood
09.29 Years
10.How Glass is Made
11.Birthday Baby

OVERALL RATING: 4 stars