Fiona Apple - "Every Single Night"

At SXSW last month, Fiona Apple debuted three songs from her long-awaited and feverishly anticipated 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. One of those songs was “Every Single Night,” a turbulent but intricately arranged track that would’ve fit in nicely on her peerless sophomore album When The Pawn. That songs turns out to be the first single from The Idler’s Wheel, and the studio version of it is streaming below.


(via Consequence Of Sound)

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is out 6/19 on Epic.

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  1. It’s great to have you back, Joann– Err, I mean Fiona!

    No, seriously, I genuinely love it and was worth the wait.

    • Also, to further punctuate how terribly frustrating my area is when it comes to music culture and me being able to do awesome social things that don’t involve skeezy bro bars, shopping malls or feeling like a black sheep, Fiona’s local show went on sale late last week. I had no issue getting a great seat, most great seats are still wide open and my open invite for friends to fill the vacant seats next to me have only garnered snide little “Dude, no one cares about Lilith Fair music anymore…” or “She hasn’t been relevant since the ’90s…” comments. And I wonder why I spend my Saturday nights responding to late-breaking Beach House posts on Stereogum…

      • If it makes you feel any better, her small club show in Boston sold out ridiculously fast (I was online the minute they went on sale to the general public–I forgot there was a presale : (–and got nothing), yet a week or two after tickets went on sale for her next concert in a much larger venue, I was able to get tickets in the second row of the balcony… which I was totally not expecting. Maybe the tickets are too expensive for everyone (or alternately everyone sprung for the more expensive ground floor tickets?), I don’t know. The one thing I had about the small club concert was not very good too, so maybe that has something to do with it, but my point is maybe it’s not just your area.

        I am sorry your friends kinda suck in regards to Fiona Apple though.

    • i’m really glad i’m not the only person who thought she was channeling Joanna Newsom on this track

  2. Did Fiona Apple just break SoundCloud?

  3. this is the best way to start a saturday

  4. A lot of fans questioned Fiona Apple’s move to scrap her sessions with Jon Brion during the production of Extraordinary Machine. I did too. But it’s clear that, while their professional affection for each other is obvious, Fiona wanted to retake the direction of her music. She would rather take a song and give it a jazzy arrangement more than give it an electronic treatment. That’s just closer to her identity as a musician. The Idler Wheel seems to be continuing in that direction. And after this, I’m getting more and more excited for it.

    • Yes she’s right to take her music where she wants to but that’s a funny conclusion, given that Jon Brion was/is a jazz musician first and that the electronic stuff on EM was added by others. Also, what about When the Pawn? And we don’t even know who produced this track yet.

      But anyway.. Yay Fiona.

  5. love it. soundcloud link is dead now though.

  6. Playing this song made my Firefox crash.

  7. if you listen to this song (or any by Fiona Apple, really), and then listen to one by Lana Del Rey, you will literally LOL. Go ahead, try it!

  8. Really excited for the new Fiona album in June. If “every single night” is an indicator of what the album’s going to be like, it’s going to be amazing. Check it out: http://soundcloud.com/fionaapple/every-single-night

  9. Yes yes this is good! If this is any indication for how The Idler Wheel will be, then June 19 can’t come fast enough! Can’t wait to have Fiona back in my life.

  10. Brilliant song. Pre-ordered the new album. Can’t wait until June 19!

  11. Ms. Apple is a wonder woman. It has been such a long wait for me to hear new music (I believe 2005 was the last time, right?) and I can’t believe that it’s even more beautiful than I could ever have imagined… the single Every Single Night is going down in my Fiona apple love history. I cannot wait for this album!

  12. What a great single! 6/19 can’t come soon enough

  13. Yes yes yes yes yes. EVERYTHING about getting a new Fiona Apple album is great. 6/19, where are you!

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