Fiona Apple’s long-delayed follow-up to 2005′s Extraordinary Machine is due soon, and a heavily anticipated release like this deserves an appropriately epic title. The singer-songwriter has announced the name of her new LP, and it’s a mouthful: The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. (Looks like we’ll just be calling this one The Idler Wheel.) She didn’t manage to top the length of the title of her sophomore album, When The Pawn…, whose full title was an eight line poem. But still, golf claps are in order.
Fiona’s latest album has been delayed for quite some time. It was originally rumored to be released in Spring 2011, which came and went without any word from Apple. Back in November, the singer was performing with musician/producer Jon Brion at a show in Los Angeles, and when prompted by an audience member to play some new music, she replied, “I can’t remember [how to play] any of my new songs because they’ve been done for a fucking year.”
“Not her fault,” added Brion, fueling speculation that Apple’s label was keeping her music from being released.
Expect Fiona’s fourth studio album to (finally!) drop this June, and if you’re in Austin next week, make sure to check out her set at South By Southwest.