‘I’m a fool… for everything’ Paige sings with sincerity amidst swells of choral harmonies and lush instrumentation. Her second single of 2020, Fool follows on from the alluring Pure, which signalled a sea change for Paige – introducing a more sophisticated level of songwriting, accompanied by a multi-layered new sound. The rich vein of creativity she tapped into with Pure is fully uncovered with Fool. As a metaphor, Fool’s tale of ascending from heartache and desperation is fitting of the world into which it is born. While the rest of the planet is still in lockdown, Paige’s home of Western Australia has already emerged on the other side of the tunnel, more or less unscathed. Live music has returned… and with it, people are again able to bask in the electricity of being in an audience. As much as Pure was Paige’s bookmark for isolation and lockdown, Fool is the anthem of her emancipation from it. As such, it is gloriously emotional.