FluxBlog has posted the new Tori Amos single, Big Wheel. Apparently the entire album has been leaking, but this is the first I've heard of it.
It sounds like a continuation of Scarlet's Walk & The Beekeeper, with a strong dose of "southern rock" (Dixie Chicks-style). It's... good. Not her best track ever (Pretty Good Year, anyone?), but significantly better than most of the alternative BS she pulled on SW & TBK.
On the other hand, the lyrics are back to the old Tori we knew and loved. Some examples: "get off the cross / we need the wood / somehow you will rise," "I'm gonna turn your whiskey / boy, into rain / wash you away / wash you away boy," and--I seriously couldn't come up with this shit on my own--"I-I-I am a M-I-L-F / don't you forget."
Yes, Tori, you are a mother most people would like to fuck. Thank you for reminding us. The only problem: the vast majority of your fanbase is gay. So. Where does that leave you?