whore is the sixth and most recent studio album by Canadian singer Dalbello, released in 1996. It is a concept album and is notable for her direction change from electronic rock (she) to a more avantgarde soundscape, mixing alternative rock with hard rock, metal, gothic rock and funk influences. The song "Eleven" was chosen and as album's lead single, and a promotional video was released. All songs from the album were written by Lisa Dalbello and her brother Stefano Dalbello, except for track 6, written by Stefano Dalbello and his wife Dani Elwell. Critically acclaimed, the album's singles received moderate airplay in Canada.
Lisa Dalbello says about the album:
Before I even began recording this album, I had written a poem called whore, which evolved into the pivotal song that became the foundation for the album .....the song whore is about the loss of self; and about the loss of self-esteem. It's about trading in your values.....selling out....in exchange for some kind of gain....whatever that may be--whether it's to be loved, to be accepted, to fit in, to climb a ladder of success...but ultimately, it's about power and powerlessness: The moment you place your self-worth into the hands of others, you devalue yourself...you prostitute yourself.