Fiona Apple has revealed that her long-delayed fourth album will be titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. This incredibly long title would be very weird for pretty much any other artist on the face of the earth, but readers should remember that the singer’s second album, generally known as When the Pawn…, was in fact an eight-line poem. It’s likely that the singer’s audience will take to abbreviating the new album’s title as simply The Idler Wheel, since that is easier to remember than a 23-character acronym.
As of yet there is no official release date set for The Idler Wheel, but Epic is planning to have it stores sometime in June. The singer has committed to a number of tour dates in the near future, including a small theater tour later this month and a set at the Governor’s Ball festival in New York City in June.