Tori Wraps "Beekeeper"

Singer-songwriter to release album, book in February

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After two years out of the spotlight, singer-songwriter Tori Amos is wrapping up her eighth album, The Beekeeper, due February 22nd.

Amos experiments with vintage organs, a gospel choir and Afro-Cuban drums, on tracks such as "Ribbons Undone," "Sleeps with Butterflies" and "Sweet the Sting." She is collaborating again with bassist John Evans and drummer Matt Chamberlain and is producing the record herself in her U.K. studio Martian Engineering.

The album title may be a nod to "The Beekeeper's Daughter," a poem by one of Amos' favorite authors, Sylvia Plath.

Just before The Beekeeper hits stores, Amos will become an author herself, when she releases her autobiography, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, co-written by music journalist Ann Powers, on February 8th.

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