Like many a hapless and hopeless teenage girl, I spent quite a lot of my formative years locked in my bedroom listening to Fiona Apple play the piano and pour her heart out. It was a long wait then until her last album, Extraordinary Machine, which formed part of the soundtrack to being locked in my bedroom writing my dissertation. So yeah, me, Fiona and long, solitary nights go way back.
Her new album, The Idler Wheel (released tomorrow), has been seven years coming, but if this first single is anything to go by then it will have been worth waiting for. Who knows, maybe I’ll listen to it whilst I lock myself in my room and finish sewing my next project.
Enjoy. And yes, that is a squid on her head.