New Fiona Apple on the way…


Fiona Apple has only released three albums in the nearly 16 years since Tidal and the “Criminal” video were simultaneously astounding and creeping out MTV-addicted post-Tori Amos enthusiasts… so any news regarding her long-rumored fourth album is kind of a big deal. This weekend, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid dropped a major (140-character) bomb—on Sunday, the industry mogul tweeted, “Lots of good music coming from @Epic_Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona!” Reid later clarified: “YES Fiona Apple!”

Miss Apple has had more than ample time to put together an album’s worth of new material… 2005’s Extraordinary Machine was purportedly “shelved” before a surge of fan interest renewed work on the project… so it was only a matter of time before a new Fiona Apple album saw the light of day. Still, you can’t help but hold your breath a little bit when the phrase “new Fiona Apple album” starts getting tossed around—she hasn’t been saturating the airwaves since her “Shadowboxer” heyday.