Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

by Fiona Apple Fiona Apple
Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

by Fiona Apple Fiona Apple


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Fetch the Bolt Cutters is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple and her first release since The Idler Wheel... in 2012. It was produced and performed by Apple alongside Amy Aileen Wood, Sebastian Steinberg and Davíd Garza; recording consisted of long, often-improvised takes with unconventional percussive sounds.

Rooted in experimentation, the highly percussive album resists genre categorization. While conventional instruments, such as pianos and drum sets, do appear, the album also features prominent use of non-musicial found objects as percussion. Apple described the result as "percussion orchestras". These industrial-like rhythms are contrasted against traditional melodies, and the upbeat songs often subvert traditional pop structures.

The album explores freedom from oppression; Apple identified its core message as: "Fetch the fucking bolt cutters and get yourself out of the situation you’re in". The title, a quote from TV series The Fall, reflects this idea. The album also discusses Apple's complex relationships with other women and other personal experiences, including bullying and sexual assault.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2020
Label: Epic
UPC: 0194397744323
catalogNumber: 977443
Rank: 4613


  1. I Want You To Love Me
  2. Shameika
  3. FTBC
  4. Under The Table
  5. Relay
  6. Rack of His
  7. Newspaper
  8. Ladies
  9. Heavy Balloon
  10. Cosmonauts
  11. For Her
  12. Drumset
  13. On I go

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fiona Apple   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Timpani,Mellotron,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer,Electronic Drums,Casio,Metal Percussion
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Harp,Background Vocals,Guitarron,Noise,Sampling,Slide Guitar,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer,Foot Stomping,Electric Autoharp,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Breathing
Davíd Garza   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Noise,Mellotron,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer,Electronic Vibes
John Would   Organ,Piano,Wurlitzer,Electronic Vibes
Maude Maggart   Background Vocals
Spencer Maggart   Foot Stomping
Amy Aileen Wood   Percussion,Drums,Noise,Hand Clapping,Loops
Cara Delevingne   Drums
Winifred Ada Lucky   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Ludwig   Engineer
Sebastian Steinberg   Composer,Producer
Fiona Apple   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Davíd Garza   Composer,Producer
Dave Way   Engineer
John Would   Engineer
Bobb Bruno   Special Effects
Amy Aileen Wood   Producer,Engineer

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