Song Analysis

Strange Fruit

Monday 8 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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

“And ’Strange Fruit’ is there because that is the South, where I was born and raised and here I directly experienced that kind of racism myself. As a white woman in the South I experienced many forms of racial hatred, deeply, and my grandfather did, because of his Cherokee background. I understand the energy of those racial tensions so well and that’s what I tapped into for ’Strange Fruit’ which I recorded on morning at 5:30 am, having been called out of bed by the forces, to do so.” (Hot Press, February 23, 1994)