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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
Before her October 5th performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, which was webcast by NPR Music, Tori was interviewed by music journalist and Piece by Piece collaborator Ann Powers.
Their conversation was posted on The Record, NPR Music’s music news blog, earlier today and it is definitely worth the read!
Additionally, the introduction reveals that audio of the interview will be combined with selections from the webcast to create a radio special that will be broadcast later this year — yet more goodies to keep one’s earballs open for!
I am very good at dreaming your life for you. If you’re on the fence about a move – and I don’t mean real estate, I mean for emotional reasons – I can give you a neutral assessment.
The Independent profiled Tori in its October 13th edition. In this, for lack of a better term, “list interview,” which also includes a new photograph, she tackles burning questions like what she would change about herself, what she’s good at, what she’s bad at and drops the no-doubt contentious opinion that her Choirgirl Hotel tour attire was a grave mistake. Needless to say, we strongly disagree.
When my older brother Michael would come home, who was ten years older than I was, he would bring in records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s — the stuff that needed to be out of the house before my father got home, because that was devil music! So he would play them and tell me, “learn this and disguise it so that he doesn’t know. So I guess in a way, I have always been doing variations on a theme, to disguise the “devil music” from my father!
Joel Martens interviewed Tori for Rage Monthly. Their discussion, which appears in the October issue of this Southern California LGBT publication, ranged from Gold Dust to church music to the religiosity of America to song-writing.
Thanks to @Lizz0r for the link!
I’d say in the last few years I’ve had to learn a lot about life’s little surprises. You know that saying “expect the unexpected?” I’d say, “embrace the unexpected,” because that’s where you find that life’s gifts are. That’s where the real inspiration and sparks are. And for me, I’d like to not be closed to different forms of creativity.
Kelly McClure spoke to Tori for VICE Magazine and the resulting interview appeared on their website on October 9th. Their conversation focused on performing live (as the author was one of the lucky ones to get into the (Le) Poisson Rouge concert) but also hits on the reworking of songs for both Gold Dust and live performance, the future, and third eyes. Yep, third eyes. It’s nice when interviews like these make it out into the world.
As an added bonus, the article is peppered with some fantastic new photographs or Tori taken by Kate Black, including the one with the bear. Mmmhmmm.
A week on and a few more reviews of last Wednesday’s Royal Albert Hall concert have rolled in.
Italian music website SpazioRock declared the performance “a magical and unique night” while The Fly takes a slightly more sober tack, appreciating the “charming” performance but ultimately finding the orchestra little too constraining for their tastes. Finally, Clash Music effusively decreed the show “a triumphant evening for an artist who has consistently thought outside the box, and is now exploding it from the inside.” (Whoa!)
The Clash Music review also includes a gallery of photographs from the which we ganked the little picture adorning this story.
I realised I needed to have inspiration from more complex works so that I was growing and that my rhythm vocabulary was growing, the melodic vocabulary was growing, the chord progression vocabulary… so you’re not making choices just because that’s all you’ve got in your arsenal.
In an interview for the music webzine Drowned in Sound, Cate Blanche chatted with Tori about some of the usual topics such as the new record Gold Dust and the interrelationships between the new album and her other recent work, including Night of Hunters and The Light Princess but they also tread on some less-trampled ground such as the early gigs in and around London before Little Earthquakes broke and the conscious decision to challenge herself as her career continues. And, as the interview’s headline indicates, Tori sets the record straight on confessional songwriting.
Thanks to @EarWithFeet for the tip on this good read.
Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life. Especially when they’re little. If you think a child is going to be your accessory … it’s not like a micro pig. It’s not about putting them in front of the television. You need to read to them at night.
Tori’s addition to The Guardian’s My family values series was posted on Friday. Not so much an interview as a collection of her thoughts on family, both the one she came from and the one she’s created, it’s a revealing read.
Thanks to mkgtweety for the link!
Working with the masters – the dead guys – is informing the musical. Living in those kinds of structures made me realize composition possibilities again, looking at it in a new way. The musical has changed and transformed in the last six months in ways I would have never believed.
Rolling Stone’s Jillian Mapes reports on Tori’s next project: completing The Light Princess musical. Addressing the delays with the confirmation that the musical has to be “better than good,” Tori also talks about how her work on Night of Hunters has changed the music she has written and continues to refine for The Light Princess. The hope for an announcement about the musical’s premiere in 2013 remains. Our fingers remain crossed!
You have to think about the art form. It’s not just opening the closet up and letting it all spill out. It’s opening the closet to start taking things out, and deciding how you want to show people, and to get them experiencing it. Because really, it’s not just about how you showing it yourself, it’s about engaging someone else to open up their closet of emotions.
In a rather lengthy interview for the UK magazine Glamour, Tori spoke to Jenny Selby about everything from Gold Dust to her relationship with England, her thoughts on the past, present and future women in the music industry to, the craft of song-writing, and, yes, Fifty Shades of Grey.
Thanks to RAOF for the tip on this unexpectedly great conversation!
It’s a big catalogue and I wasn’t thinking about representation of albums. It wasn’t about a democracy. It was about songs as individuals as well. I could have made different choices, no question about it, but it was about narrative.
The cornerstone of PopMatters’ Performer Spotlight on Tori was Matt Mazur’s and Joe Vallese’s interview with her. Posted on Wednesday, the day after the release of Gold Dust in North America, the article deals almost exclusively with the new album, from origins to recording to touring. A most excellent feather in the cap that is the Performer Spotlight.
Speaking of which, make sure to check out the rest of the Spotlight which includes a slew of great articles, essays and lists. Here’s what was added in the second half of last week:
There’s a good afternoon’s worth of reading there so cuddle up and down it all in one fell swoop!