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After Amos' first major-label release, Y Kant Tori Read sunk without a trace, she had to dig deep inside herself, in her search for her true identity. She told Rolling Stone this meant killing her old self: "To talk about death was really important on Little Earthquakes because there was a part of me had to die. The image that I had created for whatever reason, had to die."
Amos recalled to Rolling Stone in 2009: "I worked with John Philip Shenale on this, who did all the string arrangements for Midwinter Graces, so this is one of those collaborations that has stood the test of time and I met him on this record."
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.