Tori Amos' 'Night of Hunters' music video premiere

On September 20th, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Tori Amos made her classical label debut with Night of Hunters (Deutsche Grammophon), a 21st century song cycle that draws on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers from the last 400 years. It’s her twelfth studio album, and her first exclusively involving acoustic instruments. The songs are arranged for string quartet and flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon and contrabassoon in various formations.

Amos said she “used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter.” Fans of her progressive live shows will be pleased to hear that her upcoming tour, which kicks off today, marks the return of her piano to center stage.

So why didn’t she stick with her previous label? For anyone who hasn’t brushed up on their classical music lately, Deutsche Grammophon is a big, big deal, and it’s not every day that a Grammy-winning icon like Amos decides to breach tradition with a pop/symphonic album. So to celebrate this achievement we’re thrilled to premiere the music video/short film for “Star Whisperer” from Night of Hunters, which Spin Magazine calls “a wildly imaginative ride full of orchestral fireworks and fairy-tale melodrama.” Watch it, you’ll see what they mean.

Watch more Tori Amos videos from her new album “Night of Hunters’, here.