Amsterdam-based Australian band Tora just shared their new single and video for “Inundated,” from their forthcoming album A Force Majeure (out September 3 via Believe Music). “‘Inundated’ is about being absolutely infatuated by somebody, whilst simultaneously being afraid that they are stringing you along, leading you to believe a false reality,” notes the band’s frontman Jo Loewenthal. “It’s about being afraid to fully trust somebody because they make you feel so good that you fear how much power they wield over you.” The song came together in the late stages of recording the album and, adds Jo, “it came together really fast and had this different energy so we felt compelled to include it.”
Tora also shared the visually rich video for “Inundated” which dives into the themes of believing false realities, and was filmed on the island of Vlieland, The Netherlands.
The new album from Tora, A Force Majeure, follows their richly textured second album Can’t Buy The Mood (2019) and their lushly-layered debut album Take A Rest (2017). The band relocated from Byron Bay, Australia to Amsterdam in early 2020, set to make the city their base; an anchor around which a full year of European and American touring was to revolve. Soon after their arrival however, the threat of COVID-19 became a very real presence, forcing Tora to cancel their entire tour schedule, but also retreat into a strict new locked-down lifestyle. Though the opportunity to perform was taken away, the band’s love for creating music remained and so, across the next eight months, Tora’s focus became set on their new record, aptly titled A Force Majeure.
Over the course of their previous two albums, Tora has received support from respected members of the international music community including both Sir Elton John (Apple Music 1) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1). The band has also toured across Australia, the US and UK/Europe. All of this on top of previous spots at Glastonbury, Splendourin the Grass, Reeperbahn (DE), The Great Escape (UK), Best Kept Secret (NL) and over 70 more festival appearances across the globe.
A Force Majeure will be out on September 3, 2021 and can be pre-ordered here: https://bfan.link/Tora.