———————– sometimes it feels futile to be making art in this cruel and extreme political climate, but some of the brightest moments of the last few months for me and for a lot of you, i suspect, have come from seeing @janellemonae ’s amazing and positive vision of the future, especially when we are being introduced to so many possible dystopian futures. Thanks to for giving so much time, energy and creativity to this project 👁👁👁 as a director editor, creative director i also feel like is my strongest work, and i can’t wait to share w y'all. thanks @tidal for being amazing patrons of the arts!! and @route_eleven !🤘🏻my amazing team! (i know i just used amazing twice but woke up and my mind is devoid of adjectives at this early hour)
Fiona Apple performs “Sleep to Dream” in Toronto, Canada on 10-27-1997.
In the beginning of this clip she recites the “When the Pawn” poem.
“When the pawn hits the conflicts he thinks like a king What he knows throws the blows when he goes to the fight And he’ll win the whole thing before he enters the ring There’s nobody to batter when your mind is your might So when you go solo you hold your own hand And remember that depth is the greatest of heights And if you know where you stand then you know where to land And if you fall it won’t matter ‘cuz you know that you’re right”
“‘It’s really strange,’ Fiona Apple says of the buzz of activity surrounding the impending release of her debut, Tidal. 'There’s so much shit happening and it’s so chaotic most of the time, but it’s really strange because I’m having a hard time getting excited about stuff because it feels so natural. It just feels like the right thing.’” -CMJ Magazine 1996