After several years of foundered attempts to rediscover her musical identity, Tori Amos’ fourteenth studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, succeeds in adequately balancing her eccentricity with genuine songwriting. It is the closest her career has come so far to a full-fledged revival. It’s no surprise then as to why the newly inspired Amos is stirring up such impressive live performances as well.
In the ‘Lizard Lounge’ section of her current tour, Amos has been testing her boundless artistry further with cover songs from every bend of time and genre. Among them is an impassioned cover of the long-worn-out, either-loathed-or-loved Radiohead staple Creep.
Thankfully, like she did with Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit over twenty years ago, Amos covers Creep by tapping into its long-forgotten core – not the angst or the self-pity it engenders, but its shadowy, dreamlike undercurrent, both doting and ashamed, and most of all, utterly confused.
By fortune of her own doting fans, the footage available of this performance is meticulously edited and of high-quality, and Amos is just captivating all-together. Watch the video below.
Below are also the videos for Trouble’s Lament and Promise, the two singles off of Unrepentant Geraldines.