Tori Amos, that ethereal piano goddess with the flowing vermilion locks, has released the first video from her upcoming album American Doll Posse.
Shot in staccato stop-action photo style, the clip for “Big Wheel” introduces Tori’s new multiple-personality posse: Santa, Clyde, Isabel, Tori and Pip.
After repeated viewing, I give a thumbs up to the song and a mild thumbs down to the video. While cute at first, it smacks of a faux YouTube amateurism that — quite frankly — I can do without. Plus, half the thrill of Tori is the thrill of watching her tango with that baby grand. During the song’s provocative break, instead of using a head-scratching array of subliminal flash cards (Seriously, cars, flowers, doughnuts, pigs, tanks, dogs? What are you trying to tell us, Tori? What?), how about finally letting us see that self-proclaimed M.I.L.F. move to the music?
Though, on the plus side, all you baby mommas out there now officially have a new slogan to proudly display on bumper stickers: “I am a M.I.L.F, don’t you forget.” Duly noted. Trust me, I couldn’t forget now even if I wanted to.