Okay, one more post about Fiona Apple’s new record and then I’ll patiently await bigger news/not ruin the surprise…
Ever since drummer/bassist Charley Drayton spilled the beans last month that he’s co-producing Fiona Apple’s 4th LP, tentatively set for Spring ‘11, we’ve been anxious to hear a few more details about the somewhat surprise project. As it turns out, Drayton not only told Modern Drummer of the forthcoming effort, but he and Apple herself (!) gave Drumhead Magazine a more specific scoop on their creative partnership.
Apple said (via):
Charley is my partner now in music. We’re working together producing my next album, and the way that I feel with him has influenced the way I write. I’ve written things that are a little more challenging for me to play and a little more challenging for me to sing because I know that he’s going to be with me and that I’m going to get that feeling of focus and dedication to every single thing that I get when I’m around him.
The song treatments were piano and vocal only and on my first listen, I not only thought they were amazing, but also that they could have been released just as they were… Fiona expressed wanting to incorporate minimal instrumentation to the new material. In two weeks we’d pretty much built strong treatments for half of the songs. The feeling I had was like being on a great first date, one night after the next. At the end of two straight weeks, we looked at each other, exhausted but buzzing on something we’d never been on before…
Breaking news: This will be awesome.