Song Analysis

Black-Dove (January)

Thursday 8 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

(coming soon! In the meantime, read Tori’s quotes about the song.)

"When I sleep I have nightmares very often. I can already hear your readers saying: ’I knew that. The way your songs are sounding you must really have horrible nightmares.’ Just like the one I’m describing in the song ’Black Dove’ of my last album From The Choirgirl Hotel. I see a Black Dove. I see its face clearly. The dove is transparent. Like it is made of ice. I can see my hand through it. An auger goes through it and it is bleeding water. To get the same atmosphere musically I had to describe a scene of the movie Fargo to my musicians. A car is coming towards the camera from a long distance, very slowly. You know it will arrive in a moment. But you hope that this will never happen." (Die Zeit, 11/11/99)