Tora Announces ‘A Force Majeure’

Tora has announced their new album A Force Majeure, following 2019’s richly textured second album Can’t Buy The Mood and 2017’s lushly-layered debut album Take A Rest. They have also shared the album’s lead single “Why Won’t You Wait” — a track about the fear of being forgotten in a long distance relationship, that sees vocalist Jo Loewenthal sing hypnotically with woozy notes filling the arrangement; guitar, synths and well placed percussion add definition and edge to the track.

The accompanying visually-rich video was filmed in the border forests of France and Belgium in September 2020, directed by Bob Sizoo. The visual features Dutch model Gigi Ringel along with the band members of Tora and a centerpiece art installation conceptualized and designed by Rein Kooyman.

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.