Tori Amos Announces New Record Inspired By The Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Singer Tori Amos performs onstage during the 'Native Invader' album tour at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Tori Amos has announced that her next album Ocean to Ocean was partly inspired by the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Amos decided to channel the complicated feelings that she felt over the course of the past year into a new album during the United Kingdom’s third lockdown. The music in the album will cover many of the top political topics of today, as well as personal loss.

“This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them,” Amos said in a statement. “Thankfully when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognize you’re not feeling like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be. I realized that to shift this, you have to write from the place where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from — you’ve done it before.”

“We have all had moments that can knock us down. This record sits with you where you are, especially if you are in a place of loss,” she continued. “I am fascinated when someone has gone through a tragedy, and how they work through their grief. That is where the gold is. When somebody is actually at that place, thinking ‘I’m done,’ how do you reach that person? Sometimes it’s not about a pill or a double shot of tequila. It’s about sitting in the muck together. I’m going to meet you in the muck.”

On Jan. 6 supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden. The group was unsuccessful in stopping Biden from being confirmed that night but did manage to elicit a strong response from people all over the world.

Ocean to Ocean will be released on Oct. 29.