From Yessaid: "A friend in media has heard the album and wanted to share some details anonymously:
- "Promise" is "kind of an R&B duet with Tash. No kidding."
- The album is even more Americana than Scarlet.
- "Oysters" is one of the most beautiful piano-vocal songs she's ever done. People will lose their minds over how gorgeous it is."
more about the album from the same reliable source:
The Tash song is bizarre and so is "Giant Rolling Pin." Both should have been b-sides or something. They don't belong on an album.
"Wild Way," "Wedding Day," and "Weatherman" (three W's in a row!) are all fantastic. "Wild Way" is very sparse - "I hate you, I hate you" Tori repeats in a really tender voice, seemingly from the voice of a Native American woman to a pilgrim. Has a Venus-esque drum loop midway. "Wedding Day" is akin to "Carbon" in a lot of ways. Some Wurlitzer and piano and steady drums. "Weatherman" is, if I remember correctly, mostly just piano and vocal.
"Invisible Boy" is very tender a "Merman" and "Toast" hybrid. Tori chokes back tears at the end.
The piano on the piano-vocal songs is INCREDIBLE.
"Geraldines" is very weirdly structured. Lots of organ and layered vocals and then a weird super fast punk guitar and drum moment. This alternates for most of the song. Then the end has a piano solo that's really dark and lovely and then it breaks into a second part that's just Tori and vocal. She repeats "if you see the vicar's wife" over and over.
"Selkie" is also piano-vocal. All the piano is very satisfying. Nothing is dark, though.
This is an album that alternates between very very vibrant and very very melancholy.
Speculation from 'an insider at yessaid.com'. I cannot wait to compare this with the album, and see how in/accurate it is. Also - GUITARS! ELECTRIC GUITARS!
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