Tori Amos recently released new album Ocean to Ocean this week. The 11-track long-player includes the songs ‘Speaking With Trees’ and ‘Spies’. The amazing artist, singer, musician and fashion icon is currently on tour in the US and Canada following extensive European dates.
“Well, it’s been the longest time since I’ve been on stage in my life, and I think most live musicians would tell you, it’s been really tough to describe because of all kinds of things. Because of the collaboration you have with an audience; that kind of voltage that you get in a live setting; how things can change from minute to minute. And that being gone, it’s been a huge loss.” Tori Amos said.
To celebrate the 30th birthday of Little Earthquakes, Tori had teamed up with the folks at Z2 comics to create a limited-edition 8×8 Graphic Album which includes 24 stories inspired by the album which will be released in September. There are also Deluxe and Platinum Artist editions which are 12×12 and include the Little Earthquakes LP as well as a very special Little Earthquakes ‘B-Sides picture disc vinyl,’ and more!
“To have some of the most creative graphic artists interpret the songs from Little Earthquakes, is a true honor,” Tori explains. “I enjoyed working with Rantz on Comic Book Tattoo so much that when he contacted me about putting something together for the 30th Anniversary, I had no hesitation. Artwork is such an important part of my musical world and to see these songs come to life in graphic form is such a joy.”
The contributors to the book are an all-star cast of literary and artistic talent, including Tori’s longtime friend Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods) telling a tale inspired by “Tear In Your Hand” with artist Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming), and legendary author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) who will bring to life the iconic song “Silent All These Years” with acclaimed artist David Mack (Kabuki), who has also painted the stunning cover. Other contributors include Leah Moore, Colleen Doran, Derek McCulloch, Lar deSouza, Annie Zaleski, Marc Andreyko, Cat Mihos, Neil Kleid, and Alison Sampson.