of Hearts: An interview with Fiona Apple
DrDrew.com · Nov 24 '99
by Aidin Vaziri
though she is a young singer-songwriter of remarkable caliber, these are
the things Fiona Apple is best known for: rolling around in her underwear
on shag carpeting in the video for "Criminal," making a venomous
speech after she won the Best New Artist trophy at the MTV Music Video
Awards in 1997, and now, for giving her second album a rambling,
nonsensical 90-word title. Apple, who was discovered by Sony executives
while she was still in high school, thrives on defiance. The singer has
managed to be one of the most controversial artists in recent memory,
without resorting to the shock tactics of Marilyn Manson or the cosmetic
surgery of Britney Spears, but by displaying a vulnerability that has
become alarmingly scarce in popular music. As evidenced with When The
Pawn… and in our recent phone interview, the woman is fearless.
drDrew.com: How did you
recover from the critical backlash you got with your first album?
drDrew.com: Do you have
any regrets about that infamous speech you gave at the MTV Awards?
Do you feel old now that you have turned 22?
FA: I don't know how I would feel old or young. I don't understand how people can really answer questions like that. I have no basis of comparison; I've never been anyone else.
drDrew.com: Do you feel
drDrew.com: Does it
bother you that people make out to your music?
drDrew.com: What do you
listen to when you make out?
drDrew.com: Did you get
drunk when you turned 21?
drDrew.com: You once
mentioned in SPIN that you though you would die young. Do you still