Fiona Apple hasn't released a new album since 2012's The Idler Wheel...., but she's been busy working on new material from her home.

In a new interview with Vulture, Apple was asked what her life looks like right now, to which she replies, "Well, it is music now, because I’m finishing a record. But that’s all, like, me in my house, and I’m in control of everything. So I don’t have to be getting other people’s ideas of what I should be doing yet."

When asked about a release date for her next album, Apple responds, "It’s hard to say. I was supposed to be done a million years ago. And I go off and I take too long making stuff. I’m hoping for early 2020. I think."

Comparing the new record to her previous releases, Apple states, "It’s probably its own thing. But I don’t know how to articulate that. It’s like, if you’ve been working out every day for a month and then nobody sees you, they see the difference, but if you’ve been doing it all the time, you don’t really see the difference. I can’t really know the growth or the evolution or anything like that in what I do, because I’m in the middle of it."

Discussing the gaps between her albums, Apple explains, "A lot of times it’s actually because I get kicked in the ass by the musicians I work with. They’re like, "Come on, when are we gonna get back to the album?" I’ve been making this album with my band, and they all have other gigs. They’ve got to make money. When it’s just me recording myself, it’s different, but with the band stuff, you have to wait for everybody to be in town and be able to do it."

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