April 10, 2007

Five For Fighting: Tori's Posse Is Coming May 1st

Go GrrlPower Rangers!

You gotta hand it to Tori. Only she could turn an album of covers into a dark musical Vagina Monologues ("Strange Little Girls," 2001). Only she could turn a cross-country trek of one woman into a chart-placing album ("Scarlet's Walk," 2002, which climbed to #7 in the US). And now the sensuous-but-sassy (though slightly sensitive) storyteller returns on May 1, with "American Doll Posse," an album chronicling not one but five different personalities - reportedly named Santa, Clyde, Isabel, Tori, and Pip, according to the Wikipedia.org article - pictured above. The first single is a rollicking country-tinged song, "Big Wheel" (formerly called "I'm a M.I.L.F.") which you can hear streaming on Tori's official site.

For most sane musicians, this kind of task - create five distinct personalities and give each of them a life in the process of a single CD - may prove daunting. But it's just another day in the life for Tori. And Pip. And Clyde. And Scarlet. And...

1 comment:

Joyful Girl said...

This is very intriguing. I love how it looks like she's created her own universe. And the English major in me wonders whether Pip has any relation to the tormented Dickens character (okay, maybe I've just had to think about tormented Dickens characters too much lately). Part of me is worried this will be too over-the-top, and part confident that it will work.