Song of the Day #4,923: ‘The Child is Gone’ – Fiona Apple

Today’s Random Weekend selection is a late track on Fiona Apple’s 1996 debut album TIdal.

Ironically, Tidal is both the biggest success and the most forgotten record in Apple’s 25-year career. She has released only five albums during that span, and it was the second, 1999’s When the Pawn…, that made her a critical darling and indie icon. The three releases since have met with lavish critical praise as her music has become less commercially accessible.

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