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Rolling Stone (US)
May 24, 2001

Tori Amos Finishes New Disc

For her new album, Strange Little Girls, Tori Amos says she was interested in exploring "the dilemma of opposites," specifically, what she sees as the imbalance of power between men and women in the U.S. "I think it's a very difficult time in America right now to be a heterosexual male," Amos says. "Face it, most of them want to be black, or they have to look over their shoulder at the woman who's going to take their job."

The album - Amos' sixth - was recorded in her Cornwall, England, studio with drummer Matt Chamberlain and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew. It is due out on September 18th. She explains that much of her inspiration came from the birth of her first child, Natashya, last September. "The thing about nursing," she says, "is that you do have enforced thinking time for hours and hours and hours a day. Having a daughter has made me put my ear to the ground and hear what people are saying. This project is in response to what I'm hearing."

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