Tori Amos released Native Invader, her 15th album, on Sept. 8 via Decca Records. She’s on tour to support the record, and she visits MGM National Harbor on Friday, Nov. 3.
In the summer of 2016, Tori took a road trip through the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina to explore her mother’s family and history. Afterward, Tori’s mother, Maryellen Amos, suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak.
Tori incorporated the tenderness and pain of those experiences into the new album. Watch the official lyric video for “Cloud Riders” by Tori Amos on YouTube:
Reflecting on Native Invader, Tori said, “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 rebirth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?” she asked.
Only a few tickets remain for Tori’s show at MGM National Harbor! Buy your tickets online.
MGM National Harbor
Friday, Nov. 3