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Listen: Fiona Apple - “Werewolf”

New Track Off Idler Wheel...

Jun 04, 2012 Fiona Apple Bookmark and Share

Leading up to the release of her forthcoming new album The Idler Wheel… later this month, Fiona Apple has followed the record’s first single “Every Single Night” with a new track entitled “Werewolf.”

In a recent interview with Pitchfork Apple explains when the the piano ballad was originally being recorded in her mother’s Harlem apartment a battle scene from a movie was caught playing in the background. Unfortunately, Apple says “I liked it, but I couldn’t use it from the movie. I spent literally the next year trying to recreate that sound. I went to San Francisco for Halloween and I was hanging out in trolleys recording people screaming. I would walk past a bunch of drunk people and be like: ‘Hey, scream!’”

Apple says she eventually found what she felt to be the perfect replication with a bunch of school children: “I had just gotten out of the shower and I heard all these kids screaming—there’s an elementary school across from my house in L.A. I was like, ‘Oh shit, that’s it.’ I threw on whatever was right there—which I didn’t realize at the time was a pair of pants that I was going to throw away because the ass was split—and I ran out, half-clothed, carrying my recording thing. I was standing there looking like a crazy person, watching these kids. They were jumping with balloons between their legs, trying to make them pop. In the actual song, we had to take out all the balloon pops because they sounded like gunshots. But it was so perfect.”

Click here to listen to the song. 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 June 19 on Epic.



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