We’re but two weeks away from the release of Fiona Apple‘s new album (deep breath in) The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. Today comes a new song from the highly anticipated LP, ”Werewolf”, a song that was inspired by shouting and screaming she heard during a movie on Turner Classic Movies.
“I spent literally the next year trying to recreate that sound,” says Fiona. “I went to San Francisco for Halloween and I was hanging out in trollies 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 eventually found the sound coming from hoards of elementary school children, and the rest is “Werewolf”.
Listen to Fiona’s new song (and read a lengthy and mesmerizing one-on-one with the artist) over at Pitchfork.