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Fiona Apple quit cocaine after one “excruciating” night with Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson

Fiona Apple has opened up about her decision to quit taking cocaine and pinpointed one night with filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson as a pivotal moment.

While discussing everything from her new album to Havey Weinstein in a new full length interview with The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum, Apple discusses her relationship with acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson.

While the couple dated for a prolonged period of time Apple remembered “one excruciating night” she spent with her former partner while visiting Tarantino’s home. Joking about the evening, Apple said: “Every addict should just get locked in a private movie theatre with Q.T. and P.T.A. on coke, and they’ll never want to do it again.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Apple details how one of her band members “accidentally ate snake poison, and [she] watched the movie Whiplash on mushrooms” while record at the Sonic Ranch studios in Texas.

The main purpose of the discussion was surrounding the singer’s new albums which will be be made up of 13 songs and called Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Apple also explained that some of the songs will appear “raw” and “percussion-heavy” and was made alongside drummer Amy Aileen Wood, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and guitarist Davíd Garza.

When talking about the album specifically, Apple revealed the following song titles:

  • “Newspaper’
  • ‘On I Go’
  • ‘The Drumset Is Gone’
  • ‘Rack of His’
  • ‘Kick Me Under the Table’
  • ‘Ladies’
  • ‘For Her’
  • ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’
  • ‘Shameka’
  • ‘Heavy Balloon’
  • ‘I Want You to Love Me.”

You can read the full interview via the New Yorker website, here