Monday, June 4th 2012
News: Fiona Apple
Every morning I wake up and look for a new song from Fiona Apple, what with The Idler Wheel… arriving on June 19th and all. Today is one of the good ones, because we’ve got a new track from the gaunt chanteuse called Werewolf.
Check out the new song below, via Pitchfork:
During her in-depth interview with Pitchfork, Apple spoke at length about a tiny piece of the new song, recorded in her mother’s apartment in Harlem. There was a battle scene in a movie playing in the background, and the sound itself became a perfect fit.
“I liked it, but I couldn’t use it from the movie,” Fiona said. “I spent literally the next year trying to recreate that sound. I went to San Francisco for Halloween and I was hanging out in trolleys recording people screaming. I would walk past a bunch of drunk people and be like: ‘Hey, scream!’ But it would always sound wrong and stupid.”
She finally got it right, however.
“But on the first morning we were planning to record, I had just gotten out of the shower and I heard all these kids screaming– there’s an elementary school across from my house in L.A. I was like, ‘Oh shit, that’s it.’ I threw on whatever was right there– which I didn’t realize at the time was a pair of pants that I was going to throw away because the ass was split– and I ran out, half-clothed, carrying my recording thing. I was standing there looking like a crazy person, watching these kids. They were jumping with balloons between their legs, trying to make them pop. In the actual song, we had to take out all the balloon pops because they sounded like gunshots. But it was so perfect.”
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do tracklist:
01. Every Single Night
05. Left Alone
09. Anything We Want
10. Hot Knife