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5 of Fiona Apple’s Best Live Performances Ever

5. Sessions at West 54th (Live in New York)

Only a year after the release of her debut record, Tidal, Fiona brought this New York studio performance to life. She sounds spectacular during this set, highlighting the raw and heart-wrenching restructuring she did of “Never is a Promise,” which she wrote at only 15.

It’s important to point out that during this time she was still too young to even drink, as the interviewer jokes himself. But, it’s in the in-between set interview portions that really makes this clip memorable. At one point, Fiona points out, “I’m so tired of trying to say things to people and having them not listen” which, as a woman, has stuck with me ever since I came across the set.