BlackBook just posted a fascinating interview with Fiona Apple in anticipation of the singer’s fourth studio album, The Idler Wheel, release on June 19th. As a younger artist, she was portrayed as the victim in past interviews, but no longer. Ms. Apple is now a mature, confident person who opens up about her long road to her own acceptance.
Over the years her song-writing has become more of an art form, a craft, rather than a cathartic necessity. Check out the pull quote from Fiona Apple below. If you’re a fan this latest interview is a must read — especially with all the new photos.
“I use myself as material because that’s what I’ve got. But these days I write less than half of my songs to get myself through things. I have to find other things to be meaningful— otherwise I’d just be miserable all the time.”