An eight-time Grammy Award nominee and one-time winner , her albums have reached the top five on the U. Classically trained on piano as a child, she began composing her own songs when she was eight years old. Her debut album, Tidal , containing songs written when she was 17, was released in and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Rock Performance for the single " Criminal ". She followed with When the Pawn For her third album, Extraordinary Machine , Apple again collaborated with Brion, and began recording the album in However, Apple was reportedly unhappy with the production and opted not to release the record, leading fans to protest Epic Records , erroneously believing that the label was withholding its release. The album was eventually re-produced without Brion and released in October In , she released her fourth studio album, The Idler Wheel Apple's fifth studio album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters , was released in to widespread acclaim.
Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Sign up here to get it nightly. Fiona Apple FaceTimes me on a recent Friday afternoon from a bright-pink futon inside her Venice Beach home, her hair in a long braid, wearing giant headphones, a cozy green sweatshirt, and no makeup. Her nerves are understandable. Apple, 42, is on the verge of releasing her first album in eight years, which she insisted on pushing up to an April 17 release in the wake of, well, everything her record label initially wanted to wait until October. And according to Apple, her fifth album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters , is her most personal yet, filled with vulnerable confessions stretching back as far as her middle-school years. She sees it as an artistic breakthrough. When did you officially start working on Fetch the Bolt Cutters?
Where people listen
No music has ever sounded quite like it. It happens to most of us at an early age: the realization that life will not follow a straight line on the path towards fulfillment. Instead, life spirals. The game is rigged, power corrupts, and society is, in a word, bullshit. Art can expose the lies. The early music of Fiona Apple was so much about grand betrayals by inadequate men and the patriarchal world. Did it teach you to hate yourself?
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