Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Recording to Be Released 10/9
The Light Princess is the next chapter in Tori Amos' trailblazing career and Amos' first musical that debuted to great critical acclaim at the UK's National Theatre in 2013. The anticipated cast album will be released on October 9 on Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics.
New York Magazine's Vulture recently premiered "Darkest Hour"; Rolling Stone called the track "beautifully complex" and involves the main character Althea trying to drown herself in a secret lake.
Today the track "Amphibiava" premiered on VICE's Noisey. Noisey aptly commented, "Perhaps it was inevitable that Tori Amos, whose own visionary discography draws so heavily on mythologies both traditional and invented, would wind up adapting a fairytale for the stage." "Amphibiava" follows the events of "Darkest Hour," where Althea enters the lake and rather than drowning, finds it gives her gravity. Later, Althea and Digby find happiness in their lake and promise to stay young forever.
The Light Princess features Tori Amos' distinctive and powerful songwriting, with music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson; the story is based on a 19th century fairy tale by George Macdonald. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.
Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical with a score The New York Times said "has its own pulsating beauty, as if Philip Glass had been commissioned to score "Cinderella."