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Trivia / Fiona Apple

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  • Executive Meddling: A rather infamous one at that, though whether or not it ever actually occured isn't entirely clear. Her third album Extraordinary Machine was reportedly shelved indefinitely by her label for not having any potential hits, and infuriated fans founded a campaign called "Free Fiona" to make the release happen. In the aftermath Fiona said she herself had chosen to shelve it, unsatisfied with the results her sessions with Jon Brion had produced. The released version is produced by Mike Elizondo, Brion's unreleased version can be found online.
    • Gloriously defied with her fifth album Fetch the Bolt Cutters. The record label initially wanted to release the album in October 2020, due presumably to business-reasons associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fiona pushed back and got the album to be released six months earlier in April 2020 instead.
  • One-Hit Wonder: Technically, since "Criminal" was her only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Reclusive Artist / Shrinking Violet: She's made it known that she prefers to stay at home, actively tries to shy away from the glitz and glamour. "This world is bullshit" indeed!
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Her older sister Maude Maggart is a cabaret singer and sings backing vocals on "Pale September", "Hot Knife", "Newspaper" and "Ladies". Their father is the veteran actor Brandon Maggart.

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