OMGOMGOMG! Fiona Apple’s new single is out and it’s fan-freckin-tastaholic! Her song, “Every Single Night,” is from her album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the blah blah blah.
Seriously, girl, what is up with these titles? They're longer and more tedious than a couple of Real Housewives goin' at it in a drunken bitchfest. Anyway, the song is the best new music Fiona put out in seven years. Wait, it’s the only new music she’s put out in seven years.
Listen, all, you cannot rush genius.
I’ve been a huge fan of Fiona ever since I heard her very first album, Tidal, back in 1996. Back when she would use one word for an album title! Clearly, she got tired of that. Unfortunately, her album sales slipped in opposite correlation to the longevity of her titles, but advanced word on this album is great. Personally, I think Fiona is poised to usurp Adele's place as queen of alto-voiced divas with relationship problems.
The first single off Fiona's album eschews her usual relationship-oriented angst (my personal fave: "Oh Well" from Extraordinary Machine) and instead highlights another frustrating issue we can all relate to: Insomnia. How your brain goes wild sometimes when you’re trying to sleep and the Ambien hasn't kicked in. Some lyrics:
Every single night's a fight
And every single night's a fight
But every single fight's all right
With my brain!
I hear you, Fions. There is absolutely nothing worse than trying to sleep and suddenly every single problem you've ever had in your entire life comes crashing into your mind’s eye. As if, at 3 in the morning, you can do anything about the bills, your overbearing boss, the friend who snubbed you, your cat puking on your new rug, whatever. But your brain thinks now is the perfect time to run through everything. Stupid brain.
Perhaps Fiona’s album title could be a cure for insomnia. I bet if you repeat the title a couple of times, you’ll be fast fast asleep.
The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.
The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will … Zzzz.
Take a listen to Fiona's new single here:
What do you think of Fiona's new song? Will she overtake Adele?
Image courtesy Epic Records.