Fiona Apple is an artist who is incredibly hard to write about, especially when it comes to penning a review. Due to her startlingly honest lyrics, emotive voice, and jazz-piano flourishes, she's always been someone of tremendous-bordering-on-terrifying power. Fiona always comes across like a bit of an open wound, even as a teen with her platinum-selling debut, Tidal. Here's the first single from that album, '90s-alt-rock classic "Criminal. And yet, Fiona remained controversial, gaining notoriety for her sharp tongue in addition to her wit for denouncing, well, the world's BS, at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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What's drawing Apple outdoors is a remarkable collection of sparsely rendered tunes where her strengths as a vocalist and bruisingly candid lyricist are in sharp focus. Recorded about four years ago she remains fuzzy about the actual date with Apple and drummer Charley Drayton co-producing, "The Idler Wheel. Apple introduced a handful of new songs earlier this year at rapturously reviewed shows at South by Southwest and in New York and Los Angeles. And starting June 19 the day of the album's release , she'll play 28 dates across North America, ending up back home at the Hollywood Palladium. I'm making my brother walk my dog and I'm not even leaving my house. I stay in the hotel room and I just stay really quiet so then I'm in the mood for being in front of a lot of people a little bit more.
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Apple certainly benefited from the open-door policy of modern rock in the mid-'90s, following the path of crossover alt-rock piano-based songwriters like Tori Amos, but Apple was hardly an Amos copycat: she had a strong jazz undertow in her vocal phrasing and melodies, she had richer arrangements, she had a poppier bent to her songs. Born to singer Diana McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart in , Fiona Apple started playing and writing songs at the age of 12, in an effort to work out a traumatic childhood that included a rape at the age of Apple continued to write, leaving high school for Los Angeles at the age of
And now for a different era of music nostalgia. I know. AHP : Short answer: yes.