for some people, fandom was a creative crutch, and taking that away meant taking away the only thing that gave them any character (i feel guilty of this myself sometimes). but not fern. it's clear it was only holding her back.
fern has consistently demonstrated an ability to fearlessly write her mind, and that's been inspiring to me in my own projects for years at this point. i'm always excited to hear what she's gonna do next, and this album doesn't disappoint.