After five years of waiting, Fiona Apple fans will be happy to learn that the singer/songwriter has a new album on the way.
According to a recent profile in Modern Drummer magazine of Apple's drummer and co-producer Charley Drayton, the follow-up to her highly acclaimed 2005 LP "Extraordinary Machine" has a spring 2011 release date. The article states that Drayton, who has toured with Apple since 2006, co-produced and mixed the record, as well as played on it.
An exact release date and album title is still not known, but according to singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, Apple's new material should be worth the wait. "Hate to brag but I heard a couple new Fiona Apple tracks today. Amazing," Branch wrote on Twitter Sept. 12.
Fans most recently heard new music from Apple earlier this year, when a collaboration with her longtime producer Jon Brion leaked online. The song, titled "So Sleepy," will be featured on the "Chickens in Love" benefit album, a yet-to-be-released compilation of songs co-written by Los Angeles youth at the creative writing non-profit 826LA.