September 26, 2011 14:56

Tori Amos: 'Neil Gaiman is my spiritual brother'

Singer says she is 'thrilled' that Gaiman's 'American Gods' is being adapted for HBO

Tori Amos: 'Neil Gaiman is my spiritual brother'
Tori Amos has spoken about her friendship with author Neil Gaiman

The singer, who is close friends with the author and makes frequent references to his novels in her lyrics, has talked about her reaction to the adaptation of his novel into a TV series, reports Digital Spy.

Asked about her friendship with Gaiman and her reaction to announcement that American Gods is being made into an HBO TV series, Amos replied:

He is just one of my favourite people in the universe. He's a spiritual brother to me and has always been. We're really close friends and yet I have great respect for his talent. So I'm thrilled. I love all his work, but American Gods was something I remember reading before it came out and I thought this is one of those stories that people will re-read for a long, long time to come.

Tori Amos released her new album 'Night Of Hunters', earlier this month. The album, which is the singer's 12th and her first LP for classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. It is inspired by the work of classic composers including Bach, Chopin and Schubert.

Amos said of the album:

It is a 21st-century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.

Tori Amos tours the UK in November, playing London Royal Albert Hall on November 2, O2 Manchester Apollo on November 4, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on November 6 and Belfast Waterfront on November 8.

You can watch a video of Tori Amos speaking about her new album by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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