It’s been roughly seven years since we’ve heard any new music from Fiona Apple, not that the tempestuous singer-songwriter hasn’t been trying her hardest to get it released; her feuds with her longtime label Epic Records have been well documented. After sitting on the shelf for well over a year, Apple will finally see her fourth studio album be released on June 19, which she has christened with another lengthy and poetic title – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. How about for now and forever we just let it be known as The Idler Wheel?
While Apple has just posted the album on NPR for our streaming enjoyment, she’s also put out a music video for the record’s lead single Every Single Night, whose lyrics are posted on Apple’s website, and seem to be about Fiona fighting her inner demons. The bizarre clip features a rather gaunt looking Apple wearing an octopus as a hat, covered in snails and well…just check it out for yourself:
Fiona Apple will kick off her first extensive North American tour since 2007, with a gig at the State Theatre in Ithaca, New York, which will also include a high profile appearance at the second annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival on New York City’s Randall’s Island this June 24.