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.

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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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