Snails, gators, octopus hats, a man with a bull's head. Fiona Apple's new video for her single "Every Single Night" is an abstract, stream-of-consciousness stew of dreamlike imagery from the quirky singer.
Apple sings in a particularly tortured fashion on the track, which combines a sprightly arrangement with an exhausted ode to self-imprisonment. "Every single night's alright, every single night's a fight," Apple seethes as she feeds an alligator in one scene. "And every single fight's alright with my brain."
It's Apple's first video in six years.
"The Idler Wheel," the follow-up to Apple's 2005 effort "Extraordinary Machine," is due out June 19 on Epic. NPR is streaming the album all week. On the same day as its release, Apple kicks off a 27-date headlining trek in Ithaca, N.Y., which includes a stop at Randall's Island in New York for the Governors Ball Music Festival on June 24.