Fiona Apple's new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is mouthful to say the least!
Fiona Apple’s fourth studio album showcases her poetic lyrics with blunt force of sound. Apple bellows grunts and howls in songs like Daredevil as she draws listeners in using her raw eerie and unconventional voice.The opening track Every Single Night features the theatrical singer’s genius with entrancing lyrics like “That’s when the pain comes in/like a second skeleton/trying to fit beneath the skin”. Apple uses her songs as a way to express her deepest thoughts drawing fans in with her honest and endearing lyrics.
With a jazz-like feel The Idler Wheel… evokes a sense of discomfort and creepiness that inadvertently lures listeners into the music. Apple successfully harnessed her energy into creating songs that fuse poetry with percussion. While the album's production feels compulsive but it actually took Apple seven years to release her creative masterpiece. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do successfully fuses poetic words with honest and bellowing sounds to release unadulterated raw emotion.
Want to take a listen for yourself? Apple's album (released this week) is currently streaming on NPR and she released the music video for her first single Every Single Night which kind of looks like the grown up version of her 90's hit Criminal...but with an octopus!