Song Analysis

Leather

Sunday 7 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

Coming soon! In the meantime, read Tori’s quotes about the song.

"Little did I know that ladies that work in the other entertainment industry would listen and dance to it around their poles. And people stop me all the time. Even very recently I was getting wine not far from here, and somebody said, ’I teach pole dancing classes to your music,’ and ’Leather’ was one of those songs. So I think there was a side to me that was trying to — in the shedding — to also really collect my shadow portions. And I would go visit them and take these sides that I had judged. And one side that had been very crucified was the sexual side that did not yet understand erotic spirituality, did not know how to bring this into being. Very far away — years away from this. Little did she know when she was writing ’Leather’ that we would be years and years away from knowing how to integrate that." (Rolling Stone.com, December 18, 2009)