Amos gets proper credit as a drama-pop master (young soul-spillers from Perfect Pussy to Lorde owe her a debt), but she's often underrated as a sonic pathfinder. Here she marries twitchy, low-key electronic burble with confessional piano massaging for a subtle, intense song about the way good art (Cezanne, specifically) can beat bad times.
"16 Shades of Blue"
- Tori Amos
- "16 Shades of Blue"
From The Archives Issue 1209: May 22, 2014
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