Not Dying Today

Monday 6 June 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

From the album : Abnormally Attracted to Sin (2009)
Directed by : Christian Lamb
Universal Republic

"Not Dying Today" is Tori’s behind-the-scenes visualette. The song talks about Tori’s touring life with her crew and how that cheers her up no matter what. She’s known as a very strong performer and has always been touring extensively and the video portrays that side of her life. A part of the shots were seemingly shot after the tour : we can see Tori with her American Doll Posse red wig glancing from the back of a car, then walking around near the desert. All of the other shots are from the tour and show Tori performing live in front of her audience (or possibly during soundchecks), backstage with the crew (fun shots with Jon and Allison Evans are featured), the crew preparing the pianos, gear or costumes…

In the EPK of the album, Tori revealed that her and the crew were going through Arizona for the tour at the time of the footage. She confessed writing this particular song after seeing Christian Lamb visuals, which is quite representive of the whole writing process around that album. "This whole group of visuals I refer to as The Road Chronicles because some things would be shot because they would be working around a song then some songs would be written to visuals that I saw and it was a real collaboration I think, with music and film. And so the song came after I saw some of the scenes he had filmed. And then he filmed more scenes after he heard the songs so in a way, one was kind of propelling the other" she said.

This video can be found on the bonus DVD of Abnormally Attracted to Sin’s collector edition.