I remember the first time I listened to Tidal by Fiona Apple (which was years after it had originally been released) all the way through. It was amazing. So raw. I instantly loved her and have bought each album she has since released (all four in total). Her newest album just came out a couple of weeks ago and is just as wonderful as I expect out of her.
Being surrounded by professional musicians, there is no doubt of my musical ignorance. But still, every now and then I do come across some artist that does affect me, and Ms. Apple is one of them.
The other day I had my iPod shuffling through all songs whilst I cleaned and her “Extraordinary Machine” song came on. I had forgotten how great it was and thought I’d share it. It’s from the album of the same title that was released in 2005: