by Bill DeVille
August 06, 2014
There's not been a lot of sleep for Tori Amos as she's been touring, but she says that's OK; it's the energy from the shows that keeps her going. Arriving in the Twin Cities after shows in St. Louis and in Kansas City, Amos stopped by The Current's studio early on Sunday to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille.
Amos is touring right now in support of her 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines. She's also performing from her rich back catalogue, including the album Under the Pink, released 20 years ago this year.
Inspired by her husband and her daughter — the latter of whom said, "You can do it, Mom" — Amos has been touring solo; she began in Europe earlier this year and is now rocking stages across the U.S. Asked about what it's like to perform solo versus with a band, Amos tells DeVille it's a different discipline. "When you're out on own, you have to hold the stage all by yourself," she says. "You can lose a show by taking too much time between songs because once the clapping dies down, people really want to be into the next song or a chat, so you really have to keep it going."
Listen to the complete interview to hear Amos's thoughts on the music industry; about how her most recent album came together; about what it was like to record with her daughter; how her fans help her see and hear her songs anew; and about why she likes Prince so much.
Noting that she'd be playing at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium that night, Amos also shares the joy of her recent discovery about St. Paul's connection to a certain iconic cartoonist …
"Cloud On My Tongue"
"Cloud On My Tongue," off Tori Amos' 1994 record Under the Pink, was played by request of a fan. "Wild Way" and "Oysters" are off Amos' latest album Unrepentant Geraldines, out now on Mercury Records.
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