Composed for the Netflix documentary, Audrie & Daisy, Tori Amos’ new song, “Flicker,” is perhaps her strongest, most poignant track in the past 20 years.
As she did in her classics “Silent All These Years,” “Me and a Gun,” “Past the Mission,” and “Butterfly,” Tori again weaves metaphorical lyrics decrying sexual assault (as well as rape apologists and victim blamers) with her lilting soprano and a lovely piano melody. You can stream the song via Spotify below and watch an interview with Tori about the song’s creation…
A portion of the proceeds for “Flicker” benefit RAINN, so please buy the track to support my favorite charity.
Tori Amos has released another song from the upcoming Deluxe editions of Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink. “Honey” was originally a b-side on the “Cornflake Girl” and a live version was included on the Hey Jupiter EP (one of my first CDs, aw). The Deluxe albums will be released on April 14th via Rhino Records. More info in our “Take to the Sky” post from last month.