Tori Amos: ‘I Chose to Look at Christianity As Another Myth’

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has never shied from talking about religion. She grew up the daughter of a Methodist pastor, and many of her songs reference Biblical imagery or deal head-on with Tori’s relationship to religion. Take her first big single, “Crucify,” for example.

Tori is now out promoting Gold Dust, an album she did of her songs in tandem with the Metropole Orchestra. Unsurprisingly, faith has been a big topic in her interviews. Here are a few quotes from her interview with the Guardian:

I have built my world through Native American mythology. Growing up in a strict Methodist household in Maryland, there was no room for me to explore spirituality. When I got older, I chose to look at Christianity as another myth.

Neil Gaiman is my spiritual brother and my daughter’s godfather. He spends a lot of time at my beach house in Florida – he wrote American Gods there and he’s just finished another.

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