Fresh from performing at Brisbane’s Torch Festival, Tori Forsyth, shares today a new track lifted from her upcoming second album Provlépseis, released Friday May 21st.
The piano driven ‘Nothing At All’, with its simple, rhythmic guitar line, shines a light on Tori’s poignant lyricism. Supported by occasional strings, gentle strumming and understated percussion, Tori recalls writing this song between shows while on tour. “Nothing At All is a song about grappling with your mind but still clinging onto hope. I wrote this whilst in Tamworth during festival season from my caravan home. We’d been on the road for a month and it was an incredibly hot day. I remember being super agitated and uncomfortable for more reasons than the heat. I was listening to a lot of Lana del Rey at the time.”
The fifth track to drop from Provlépseis, follows the singer-songwriter’s current single ‘All
For You’, and the previously released singles, ‘Courtney Love’, ‘Be Here’ and ‘Down Below’.‘Nothing At All’ shines a spotlight on Tori’s nuanced vocal delivery, velvety timbre and accusatory lyrics. Instrumentation slowly builds until the chorus explosion of shimmering guitar interplay and insistent drums.
Provlépseis was recorded pre pandemic and Tori explains, “it’s interesting to interpret the lyrics with the benefit of hindsight; where I might not have really known what a few songs meant at the time, I definitely do now… I’m a pretty spiritual person, but I think that just goes to show how important it is to listen to your intuition.”
The 13-track collection allows Tori to be guided by the needs of each individual song – freed from genre expectations. Forsyth’s long, eclectic list of influences – Stevie Nicks, Nirvana, The Cranberries, The Pretty Reckless and Miley Cyrus – have always informed her songwriting. But with Provlépseis Tori fully embraces guitar-driven rock elements, further expanding her sonic palette.
Attracting well over 6.6 million global streams of her music Tori has been cultivating a steadily growing fanbase since the release of her acclaimed debut EP, Black Bird (2016) and then with her accomplished debut album Dawn Of The Dark (2018).
Following last weekend’s appearance at Brisbane’s Torch Festival, Tori will be performing this weekend at The Gum Ball Festival in Dashville. More information and tickets are available from here.