Fiona Apple Releasing New Album in Spring 2011

Fiona Apple Releasing New Album in Spring 2011

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.