Multi Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and composer, Tori Amos, made a stop by Austin City Limits Live Friday night on her current world tour in support of her latest album, Native Invader. Amos broke through as a solo artist in the early 1990’s with her progressive style of music that focuses on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics, religion and spirituality.
Released in September, Native Invader represents Amos’ 15th solo album since 1992. The album “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?'”
Amos released the album’s first single, “Cloud Riders”, in June. NPR described the single as “a song that paints troubled love as a tempestuous, erratic storm. Part swagger, part reflection, it both smolders and shimmers, with Beatles-y guitars and chord progressions as Amos proclaims her determination to ride out the roughest weather. Like the clouds above, the song never stops moving and slowly changing shape.”
You can find additional information and remaining tour dates at http://toriamos.com/.
In the meantime, check out the images below from Tori Amos at ACL Live captured by Mindi Westhoff.
Photos by: Mindi Westhoff of Time and Place Photography