Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change and Courage by Tori Amos
Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry’s most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in ‘Me and a Gun’ to her post-9/11 album Scarlet’s Walk, to her latest album Native Invader, her work has never shied away from combining the personal with the political.
Amos was a teenager when she began playing piano for the politically powerful at hotel bars in Washington, D.C., and her story continues from her time as a hungry artist in Los Angeles to the subsequent three decades of her formidable music career.
Amos explains how she managed to create meaningful, politically resonant work against patriarchal power structures – and how her proud declarations of feminism and her fight for the marginalised always proved to be her guiding light. She teaches readers to engage with intention in this tumultuous global climate and speaks directly to supporters of #MeToo and Time’s Up, as well as to young people fighting for their rights and visibility in the world.
Filled with compassionate guidance and actionable advice – and using some of the most powerful, political songs in Amos’s canon – Resistance is for readers determined to steer the world back in the right direction.