Written and produced by Amos, “Night of Hunters” is being described as a 21st-century song cycle inspired by select classical pieces spanning the last 400 years.
“I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story,” Amos said in a press release issued May 5. “The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night, she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter.”
Amos’ tour in support of the album begins Sept. 28 in Helsinki, Finland.