A couple weeks ago, Fiona Apple made waves across the internet when she released Fetch The Bolt Cutters, the alt-pop songwriter’s fifth studio album and her first in eight years since 2012’s The Idler Wheel. Not only did the album chart at No. 3, Pitchfork rated the album a perfect 10.0 — their first perfect score in almost 10 years since Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in November of 2010), and we have it for you, available now in exclusive aubergine color vinyl. We expect it to ship in late summer.
When askedby NPR who, exactly, is fetching the bolt cutters, the singer replied “I am, you are, the listener is. Everybody is. It’s sort of “Fetch your tool of liberation. Set yourself free.”
As the reigning queen of self-isolation, long before quarentine even started, she went on to say, ” The first song on the album came from this moment that I was at a meditation retreat. It was after six days of meditation and I had this huge headache inside of my head — and I say it was inside of my head because it ended up not being inside of my head. It sounds crazy, but I had this throbbing in my head, and then at a certain point, it left my head and it became this pulse that everybody shared. And it made me feel connected to everyone — and this is after six days of morning-to-night meditation, so it takes a lot to get into that state…. And the cool thing is this whole album, for me, has turned into the headache that I had inside of my head and now that it’s released, it’s like this pulse that now we can all share.”
Ultimately — sonically, lyrically, spiritually, and virtually every other way possible — Fetch the Bolt Cutters is the sound of a woman freeing herself from the constraints of form, expectation, and establishment, burning everything down to make a profoundly singular work unlike anything that’s ever existed, and we’re so excited to share this beautiful exclusive vinyl edition with you.