August 22, 1963 in Newton
Newton, NC, United States
Born in North Carolina in 1963, singer/songwriter Tori Amos has emerged as one of the most original female artists of her time. Among several other female performers who rejected the status quo of the music industry in the 80s, her style has been described as a "stark, lyrical attack of alternative rock with a distinctly '70s musical approach, creating music that fell between the orchestrated meditations of Kate Bush and the stripped-down poetics of Joni Mitchell", Amos turned her back on conservatory training. Locating in Los Angeles in the late 80s, she began to find her voice by the early 90s and within five years she had gained a worldwide fan base. Her style has shifted, and she has even enjoyed success with musical theater, receiving a nomination for an Evening Standard Theatre Award in 2013.
Thoughts on Songs with Tori Amos
2 years ago
Siren seems to be a tragic love story. A girl who is known as a siren (a dangerously alluring female with a taste for male blood but she is human) has gotten a man to be head over heels about her. The perspective is of his & has several opinions about her. He is fed up that she has been tricking him with sexual teases (coquette is someone who teases sexually) he has to hide the fact that he still loves her despite her being "dangerous" he ends up raping her & doesn't feel guilty because he believes she has deserved it by lying (doesn't mean she's holy) he is trying to control himself around her but she ends up calling an ambulance. Vanilla is the scent she wears that draws him in, because that might be something he remembers of the incident. She is young & perhaps a teenager, but she is trying to be brave enough to stand up for herself, but is to weak (almost brave, almost pregnant). He bashes her & calls her prissy & a conquette in attempt to feel hatred for the siren, but he still loves her & wants her for himself.