"In order to make her political statement, Amos called on "Isabel," one of the four archetypes she developed for the disc [American Doll Posse]. Each of these archetypes symbolizes a particular side of her musical personality, and each is based on one of the female constituents of the Greek pantheon. Isabel, Amos explained, is a photographer and a reflection of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. Clyde, who was inspired by Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, embodies the singer's emotional and idealistic side. There's also Pip, the confrontational "warrior woman" based on Athena, and Santa, the sensual side of the artist, who was inspired by Aphrodite."MTV News: Tori Amos Forms Anti-Bush Posse By Mutating Into Greek Goddesses
I love this woman, but really, she couldn't be more deeply strange if she tried. Her new album American Doll Posse was apparently released yesterday; will have to trawl music shops for it tomorrow. Here's hoping the tour is coming to Australia.