The next classic for Fiona Apple fans
Fiona Apple hasn’t recorded an album since “Extraordinary Machine” in 2003, and the distinctive voice’s silence has been missed. Her next album is set to release in June, and the single “Every Single Night” is an exciting preview for the upcoming album.
If this track is any indication of quality of the upcoming album, Apple’s fans will be rewarded for their patience.
Far from diluting her songwriting, the hiatus seems to have strengthened Apple’s abilities. Her previous work, for all its strengths, was at times straightforward and predictable. Just when the listener begins to understand the melody and pace of the song, they are thrust from the bridge into the chorus and back again.
Her voice carries the same trademarked emotion as it always has, but now it is struck with daring, and at once fills and echoes in the bare instrumental landscape. Once Apple meanders back into the second verse, the listener can settle in and appreciate the entirely new feel of the melody, accompanied by the usual natural, penetrating lyrics.
Her latest single brings surprises at every turn—her creativity is far from spent. Fiona Apple’s fans should be excited for this next album, because even after a long break, she may not yet have reached her peak.
LABEL EPIC RECORDS
RELEASED APRIL 23
FULL ALBUM JUNE 19