It’s been a long time since Fiona Apple has released any new music—seven years, in fact—and almost as long since anyone outside L.A. has seen her perform live. So fans at this year’s SXSW in Austin got a double-whammy treat, not only in seeing a rare live performance by the eclectic singer-songwriter, but also in hearing three brand-new tunes from her upcoming release!
The new record, which should drop this June, has probably one of the longest titles in record album history. Ready? Here goes:
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do.
(Leaves you wondering if there will be room for a picture on the CD cover. Anyhow…)
The Internet has recently been abuzz with viral videos of the performance, and particularly of the new material. I’ve embedded YouTube vids for two of the three new tunes, “Anything We Want” and “Every Single Night” below. Enjoy!