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It has been a long time since Fiona Apple came out with her last album in 2005. After her long seven-year break, she has announced a long 23-word title for her new album.
Spinner reports that the singer's new album will be called, 'The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.
Although this may seem like an abnormally long title, it is nothing compared to Apple's second album in 1999 that had a title consisting of 8 lines and 400 characters. The title was shortened to When the Pawn....
Fans have been anxious for a new release from the artist whose most recent album had a short and sweet title, Extraordinary Machine.
Idolator reports that Apple's album had been completed for quite awhile. An audience member asked Apple to play some new music at a show in Los Angeles to which she replied, "I can’t remember [how to play] any of my new songs because they’ve been done for a f—ing year.”
Reportedly, problems with the label are to blame for the long wait. This is similar to problems with her previous album. Extraordinary Machine was completed in 2003, but was not released until 2005 after a fan-led campaign for the new material.
Apple's debut album, Tidal, was released in 1996.
The new album is expected to shorten to the title, The Idler Wheel. It is set to be released in June of this year.