"...take it from me someday we'll all be free."
i still love criminal most, although i like her subsequent two albums better as albums.
sleep to dream
never is a promise
get him back
better version of me
fast as you can
across the universe
the first taste
never is a promise
For some reason I have "Criminal" in my iTunes playlist, though I honestly don't know how it got there. Someone else may have messed with my computer. But I listen to "Criminal" every now and then and I really like it. That's the only song by her I have ever heard. She kind of looks like Angelina Jolie, but her singing kind of reminds me of Alanis Morissette in a way, I think.
oh yeah, "get him back" is also brilliant, but i like the leaked version by jon brion much better than the one that made the final cut.
never is a promise
fast as you can
The Official FIONA APPLE Thread
Birth Name: Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart
Born: September 13, 1977, Manhattan, New York, United States
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter. Her 1996 debut album Tidal received a Grammy Award for the song "Criminal".
Born in New York City, Apple is the daughter of singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. Her older sister, Amber, sings cabaret under the stage name Maude Maggart. Her half brother Spencer is a director and directed the video for her single "Parting Gift". Her half brother Garett Maggart starred in the TV series The Sentinel. In addition, her maternal grandparents were Millicent Green, a dancer with the George White's Scandals, a series of 1920s musical revues similar to the Ziegfeld Follies, and Johnny McAfee, a multireedist and vocalist of the big band era; her grandparents met while touring with Johnny Hamp and his Orchestra. Source
Last edited by quasar; March 3rd, 2011 at 01:36 PM.
wow, this is the first time i hear of this, but in any case i'm totally stoked. she's one of my favorite singers of all time.
One of my all-time favorite artists. I could not be more psyched.
I don't see the world according to how I believe, I believe according to how I see the world.
same wave length?
^ Yes! Soul mates! lol
I swear the unreleased version of Fiona's 'Red Red Red' is one of my fav songs ever!
oooo nice! very excited!
"Fans most recently heard new music from Apple earlier this year, when a collaboration with her longtime producer Jon Brion leaked online. The song, titled "So Sleepy," will be featured on the "Chickens in Love" benefit album, a yet-to-be-released compilation of songs co-written by Los Angeles youth at the creative writing non-profit 826LA."
anyone check this out yet?
Fiona Apple Releasing New Album in Spring 2011
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOzayDpWoI[/ame]After five years of waiting, Fiona Apple fans will be happy to learn that the singer/songwriter has a new album on the way.
According to a recent profile in Modern Drummer magazine of Apple's drummer and co-producer Charley Drayton, the follow-up to her highly acclaimed 2005 LP "Extraordinary Machine" has a spring 2011 release date. The article states that Drayton, who has toured with Apple since 2006, co-produced and mixed the record, as well as played on it.
An exact release date and album title is still not known, but according to singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, Apple's new material should be worth the wait. "Hate to brag but I heard a couple new Fiona Apple tracks today. Amazing," Branch wrote on Twitter Sept. 12.
Fans most recently heard new music from Apple earlier this year, when a collaboration with her longtime producer Jon Brion leaked online. The song, titled "So Sleepy," will be featured on the "Chickens in Love" benefit album, a yet-to-be-released compilation of songs co-written by Los Angeles youth at the creative writing non-profit 826LA. Source
ugh...love her so much.
I've seen her live twice now...first time was at the Orpheum Theater in Boston during the Extraordinary Machine tour...amazing...then I saw her on her tour with Nickle Creek...their farewell tour where they backed her during her portion of the set on her song and then she joined them for some of their songs and some covers....that was an experience...loved that concert
Fiona Apple Talks “Challenging” New Songs, LP4
Ever since drummer/bassist Charley Drayton spilled the beans last month that he’s co-producing Fiona Apple’s 4th LP, tentatively set for Spring ‘11, we’ve been anxious to hear a few more details about the somewhat surprise project. As it turns out, Drayton not only told Modern Drummer of the forthcoming effort, but he and Apple herself [!] gave Drumhead Magazine a more specific scoop on their creative partnership.
Apple said (via):
Charley is my partner now in music. We’re working together producing my next album, and the way that I feel with him has influenced the way I write. I’ve written things that are a little more challenging for me to play and a little more challenging for me to sing because I know that he’s going to be with me and that I’m going to get that feeling of focus and dedication to every single thing that I get when I’m around him.Drayton:
The song treatments were piano and vocal only and on my first listen, I not only thought they were amazing, but also that they could have been released just as they were… Fiona expressed wanting to incorporate minimal instrumentation to the new material. In two weeks we’d pretty much built strong treatments for half of the songs. The feeling I had was like being on a great first date, one night after the next. At the end of two straight weeks, we looked at each other, exhausted but buzzing on something we’d never been on before…Full Drayton quote:
“A little over a year ago I did a gig with Fiona and [keyboardist] Dave Palmer, just a trio. For some time she'd been looking to perform her music in a different way than the original formula, which I believe may have been research toward a new path for ideas to flow musically. And during that phase I felt she'd soon find new territory to explore and create.
Not long after, she called and asked if I would listen to some new songs and ideas she'd been working on. The song treatments were piano and vocal only and on my first listen, I not only thought they were amazing, but also that they could have been released just as they were. I thought her fans would love that as well. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed to be one of the first to hear the body of work, although once I landed back on my feet, I realized the challenge in front of me.
Fiona expressed wanting to incorporate minimal instrumentation to the new material. She asked me how I would join rhythm to the pieces and if any ideas came to me, would I share them with her? She was already in producer mode.
A few weeks later I told her I had some ideas to investigate, so we went into the studio and it all began to unfold. In two weeks we'd pretty much built strong treatments for half of the songs. The feeling I had was like being on a great first date, one night after the next. She liked the character and space we were constructing. Eventually, I began to wonder when we would hit a bump, but some universal force left the path wide open for us to grow deeper into the journey.
At the end of two straight weeks, we looked at each other, exhausted but buzzing on something we'd never been on before, and she said she wanted to continue working on the project together.
Fiona and the material have exposed a much wider spectrum of my musical vocabulary, even to my surprise at times. Seldom does a musical experience reach my soul in the way Fiona's has. I'm blessed to have this chapter in my life."SourceFull Fiona quote:
"There's something about Charley that makes me pay attention to what's happening 'right now.'
On the road, there was one song that we would do, which was sort of the wild card.
It was really difficult and we often felt afraid playing it but we would always meet eyes before doing it.
I don't know if that's something everyone does but with Charley, I could be within a whirlwind in my mind in the middle of a show, and then remember:
"I've got to look at charley before we play this song," and as soon as I looked at him I would feel very, very focused and not afraid.
He is my partner now, in music.
We're working together producing my next album and the way that I feel with him has influenced the way I write.
I've written things that are a little more challenging for me to play and a little more challenging for me to sing because I know that he's going to be with me and that I'm going to get that feeling of focus and dedication to every single thing that I get when I'm around him.
I'm not really great at speaking in musical terms, so it's hard for me to talk about specifics but I'm attracted to his playing and I'm attracted to his language."
Fiona Apple - Criminal [Live at VH1 Fashion Awards 1997]
Above, an absolute EPIC Fiona Apple Live performance!!!! A must see!!!!
Fiona Apple - Criminal [Live at Grammy Awards 1998]
Fiona Apple's Andrew Zuckerman Studio Interview
Fiona Apple To Release New Music 'In The Next Few Weeks,' says L.A. Reid
Fingers crossed!!!After a six-plus year hiatus, singer-songwriter Fiona Apple will finally be releasing new music in the coming weeks.
Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid posted to Twitter on Sunday (Jan. 22), letting his 297,000 followers know that new music from the critically acclaimed "Tidal" star was coming soon.
"Lot's of good music coming from @Epic_Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona! #BeEpic," he wrote, later tweeting "YES Fiona Apple!" to clarify.
Apple's follow-up to 2005's "Extraordinary Machine" has been near release for more than a year, with release originally expected for spring 2011. At a November concert in Los Angeles, Apple reportedly told the crowd that she couldn't remember how to play any of her new songs because "they've been done for a fucking year."
In late 2010, Drummer Charley Drayton told Modern Drummer magazine that he's been co-producing Apple's fourth studio album. Source
Super excited!!! One of my all time favorites!!
Fiona Apple Announces March Tour Dates
It's been a good few months for long-awaited live comebacks: first Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum comes out of hiding for an extended tour, then D'Angelo returns with a few overseas tour dates, and now Fiona Apple has announced a proper trek next month, following a few scattered dates last year. At this rate, we can expect the Outkast tour announcement pretty soon.
Apple's six-date tour will begin days after the singer-songwriter's performance at SXSW on Mar. 15. The follow-up to Apple's 2005 album "Extraordinary Machine" may also be around the corner -- last month Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid announced that the release of Apple's fourth full-length will "absolutely be this year."
Here are the dates for Fiona Apple's March tour:
March 19: Chicago, Ill. (Lincoln Hall)
March 21: Washington D.C. (TBA)
March 23: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
March 24: Atlantic City, N.J. (TBA)
March 26: New York, N.Y. (Bowery Ballroom)
March 27: Boston, Mass. (Royale Boston)
yes yes yes yes yes yes oooooh yes.
I'm soooooooooooooooo excited!! Buying my tix for Boston hopefully during the presale on Thursday!!
Omg I Love Her!
Fiona Apple Reveals 23-Word Album Title; New Disc Due in JuneSource(Disclaimer: in honor of the title of Fiona Apple's forthcoming album, the paragraphs in this news story will all include exactly 23 words.)
Fiona Apple revealed all 23 words of the title of her long-awaited fourth studio album on Wednesday (Mar. 7). Here's the full title:
"The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do."
The album name isn't the first time Apple has dabbled with impossibly long titles: her sophomore title, "When The Pawn…," included 90 words!
After multiple delays, the follow-up to 2005's "Extaordinary Machine" is believed to be due out in late June on Epic, according to Pitchfork.
Last month, the singer-songwriter announced a six-date March tour that kicks off on Mar. 19, following a performance at SXSW on Mar. 15.
Fiona Apple Unveils New Tunes at SXSW Showcase
Hi, ya'll! Bye, ya'll!At turns frenetic, contemplative and whimsical, Fiona Apple made her return to the stage Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival.
The singer-songwriter debuted a handful of new songs from her upcoming album slated to be released this summer at NPR's showcase at Stubb's Barbecue.
The show was one of the most anticipated at South By Southwest this year, and a large crowd turned out to her early evening set. It's been five years since Apple played a live show outside of Los Angeles and seven years since her last album "Extraordinary Machine." She's got a second performance at a Pitchfork showcase in a church scheduled at SXSW before hitting the road for a short eight-date tour Sunday in Chicago.
Apple talked very little with the crowd during the performance, joking that she may have forgotten to sing the second verse of a new song, but pleased fans with some of their favorites, including "Criminal," ''Fast As You Can" and "Sleep to Dream."
She turned in a spirited performance, overcoming a muggy evening and muddled sound that left her lyrics inaudible occasionally to many in the crowd. Wearing a black dress with a pink tank top underneath and her hair in a ponytail, she used a mug of hot tea to ease her voice through the final few songs. At one point she laid her head on her piano for about 45 seconds, then lifted it slightly as she watched rapturously as her guitar player finished off a song.
Twitter was afire with fans around the country expressing dismay at not being able to attend the event, but videos of her performance and the new songs were quickly fed to the Internet.
The only details released about the new album have been its title and imminent release. Her publicist said Wednesday that "The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do" will be released in June.
I love this bitch and can't wait for her new album this summer!
Fiona Apple = the Terrence Malick of pop music.
Im so psyched! Its gonna be epic!
wish lauryn hill releases as well
I hope the long title means it will be as good as her last album with a long title, which was my favorite from her.
Just saw her Tuesday night...it was fantastic! Just about an hour long set filled with old songs and new songs.
Fiona Apple Plots North America Summer Tour
To support her long-awaited fourth album, "The Idler Wheel…," Fiona Apple has plotted a 27-date headlining trek that kicks off on June 19, the same date as her album release.
The reclusive singer's upcoming run will include a stop at Randall's Island in New York for the Governors Ball Music Festival on June 24, as well as a tour-wrapping performance at the Hollywood Palladium on July 29. After playing a handful of shows in California last year, Apple delivered a pair of performances at South By Southwest last month, as well as shows in New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlantic City and Washington, D.C.
Apple has also set April 24 as the release date of "Every Single Night," the first single from her forthcoming 10-song collection. Her fourth album -- its full title is "The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do" -- is the singer-songwriter's first full-length since 2005's "Extraordinary Machine."
Here are the dates for Fiona Apple's upcoming summer tour:
June 19: Ithaca, NY (State Theatre)
June 20: Baltimore, MD (Lyric Opera House)
June 22: Mashantucket, CT (MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
June 23: Holyoke, MA (Mountain Park)
June 24: New York, NY (Randall's Island -- The Governors Ball Music Festival)
June 26: Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)
June 27: Upper Darby, PA (Tower Theatre)
June 29: Danbury, CT (Ives Concert Park)
June 30: Boston, MA (Citi Performing Arts Center)
July 1: Portland, ME (State Theatre)
July 3: Montreal, QC (Olympia Theatre)
July 4: Toronto, ON (The Sound Academy)
July 6: Cleveland Hts., OH (Cain Park)
July 7: Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
July 10: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
July 11: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
July 13: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
July 14: St. Louis, MO(Peabody Opera House)
July 16: Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)
July 17: Kansas City, MO (The Midland by AMC)
July 20: Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT (Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah)
July 24: Vancouver, BC (Orpheum)
July 25: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
July 26: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
July 28: Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
July 29: Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Palladium)
Hungry for the first single!!!
I. Cant. Wait.
Fiona Apple Releases First New Song In Seven Years
Fans of Fiona Apple are accustomed to waiting for new songs. It's been seven years since 2005's Extraordinary Machine came out - an album that sat on a shelf for years before a grassroots Internet campaign convinced Apple and her label to finally put it out.
But the wait for new music is over. This morning Apple posted a new song called "Every Single Night" on her Soundcloud page. It's from the elusive, enigmatic singer's much-anticipated album out June 19, with a title that just rolls off the tongue: The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.
Apple debuted a small handful of new songs live in concert at South by Southwest and on her just-completed mini-tour last month, including "Every Single Night." In concert, the song showed a lot of potential, especially in Apple's emotive vocal performance as she sings "I just want to feel everything." On this studio version, that potential is more fully realized. It's a gorgeously orchestrated and delicate tune, full of tiny instrumental details hugging the edges of the arrangement. If all the songs are as excellent as this one, I think we are all in for a treat. June can't come soon enough.
Slow like Honey remains one of my favorites.
fast as you can
across the universe
the first taste
never is a promise
get him back
i completely idolize this woman and i really think there is no awful song from her.