Fiona Apple, ‘Dull Tool’

November 17, 2012

Fiona Apple Dull ToolFiona Apple and Jon Brion, the partnership behind When the Pawn and most of Extraordinary Machine, are back with their first collaboration since 2010 charity single “So Sleepy.” As previously reported, Judd Apatow recruited Brion to score his next feature, This Is 40, featuring both original music and an OST that includes his own production work. Apple’s “Dull Tool” — reportedly her first piece written specifically for film — is one of those tracks, and it’s prime Fiona kiss-off material (“You don’t kiss when you kiss / You don’t fuck when you fuck / You don’t say what you mean / You don’t talk loud enough) complete with what sounds a lot like the Punch Brothers’ contribution to the aforementioned charity song. The track is all over the web today for good reason:

Also on the This Is 40 soundtrack are live Ryan Adams recordings (“Lucky Now” and “Shine Through the Dark”), one of which we heard in demo form last year. Revisit the latter here.

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