Late last year, Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus, basically telling her to put some clothes on and respect herself amidst a media storm over the former child star's sexual evolution. Miley responded not so nicely, leading to more open letters (and even open letters to open letters). Although it was controversial and not always productive, the debate sparked important conversations about the policing of women's bodies, sexism in the music industry, and modern feminism.
In other words, it was perfect fodder and inspiration for Tori Amos, an artist who's never shied away from discussing feminist politics in and outside of her music.
That's why it's both not surprising but completely awesome that Tori acknowledged the debate with a set of covers during her show in Dublin Ireland on May 7th. First, she played "Rooting For My Baby," perhaps the best song from Miley Cyrus' Bangerz album. She immediately followed it up with a rendition of Sinead O'Connor's heartbreaking and fragile "Three Babies."
Listen to both covers below