The virtual New Yorker Fest wrapped up on Sunday (10/11), and, as mentioned, it included a livestream from Fiona Apple on Saturday night (10/10), who talked with Emily Nussbaum and performed songs from her new album, Fetch The Bolt Cutters. It's the first performance footage of songs from that album that's surfaced, and it was a treat to see Fiona, at the piano and on the drums, joined by her band to perform "Shameika," "I Want You to Love Me," and the album's title track. Watch video of all three songs below.
Fiona's conversation with Nussbaum was complicated by a power outage that hit her current location in the path of Hurricane Delta in Alabama, where she was staying on a road trip, but she made it work and by the end of their conversation, the power returned. They touched upon Bolt Cutters' surprise pandemic release, its perfect score on Pitchfork, the affect the internet and social media have had on the music business, performing live, Bolt Cutters' lyrics, Kate Bush, and more. Here's an excerpt from one of her answers describing her feelings about playing shows: