“Curtain Call” sees Tori reflecting on her career and struggles in the music industry. It sounds pretty disillusioned at first, as though she was approaching the end of her career (“ebony beauty pass this shade”) and was giving some advice to younger female artists before passing the torch. Of course, we know that Tori didn’t choose to end her career, but her conflict with Epic (she split with the label some time after the end of the ADP World Tour, in May 2008) seemed to have affected her at (...)

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