It's been 6 years since Idler of the Wheel..(whose full title is a 23-word poem), Fiona Apple's fourth stuido album, but the singer-songwriter and pianist is still continuously writing, recording and performing songs left, right and center.
Not surprising since she's been writing since her early teens, and released her debut album in 1996, Tidal, written when Apple was only 17. The album earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal".
She followed with When the Pawn... in 1999, her second studio album, which also became critically and commercially successful and earned her certified platinum. The 444-character, eight-line of stream-of-consciousness poem is one of the longest album titles ever.
Her third album Extraordinary Machine was released in 2005, was certified gold, and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In 2012, the release of The Idler Wheel...saw her receive critical praise and was followed by a tour of the United States.