Rediscovering Fiona Apple

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I must have been twelve or thirteen when I first started listening to Fiona Apple.  I responded to her work for a number of reasons. I’d begun writing songs myself around that time, and they were of course in no way comparable in quality to her work, but I could actually sing the songs on Tidal when most female vocalists I admired sang in a much higher register than I could match. While I felt that my voice was inferior because of its “unfeminine” deepness, she showed me that, in fact, a non-standard range could be an asset.


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