When The Pawn
GailK1981@aol.com · Dec 11 '99
Unlike other artists of her time
that entered the music industry in a
"When The Pawn" is a
collection of 10 timeless songs, still speaking of love and loss, sorrow
and success, and the ever-present angst of a young woman still seeking her
inner child's wish of being understood. Unlike "TIDAL,"
"When The Pawn" evokes a more bold, confident Fiona. This
is obvious to anyone who has seen her latest television performances, with
Fiona dancing furiously during the musical interlude of "Fast As You
Can," the first single off the new album.
"When The Pawn" can be compared to a live wire; exposed, raw, and revealing. However, Fiona has adopted a new policy of discretion, apparently learning her lesson from the backlash she received in the wake of the success of "TIDAL." The hidden meanings and intentions of her new songs are merely for Fiona to know and for her listeners to only begin to guess.
She's still the same Fiona, playful and fierce, wandering and grounded at the same time, a never-ending paradox. With an all-new approach to writing and piano playing, Fiona's true fans are not to be disappointed with "When The Pawn." For all others that have doubted her in the past and continue on with their half-assed opinions, I urge you to read between the lines of the title. I am almost positive that you will find your names in there.
by Gail Saradin