The American singer-songwriter took fans by surprise when she revealed that her much-anticipated fifth studio album is complete.
Apple made the announcement in her fan Tumblr, sharing a video in which she spells "M-Y-R-E-C-O-R-D-I-S-D-O-N-E" in American Sign Language while watching the 1950 comedy "Born Yesterday.
Details about the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "The Idler Wheel..." are still scarce to this date, although the vocalist teased back in January that she already has a title in mind.
"I have some ideas. I know what the title is, but I'm not gonna say right now. I've been thinking about colors and stuff, but I haven't really done anything," she told Vulture at the time, adding that she has been "dragging [her] feet a little bit" about working on the album's cover art.
While she eventually plans on touring in support of her forthcoming full-length, Apple commented on Justin Bieber's attempt to push his "Changes" single, "Yummy," at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
"I'm not gonna go out there and try to do a crazy amount of promo. The climate of art and the music industry is so ridiculous. I feel terrible that anybody would want to be No. 1 as badly as Justin Bieber wants to be No. 1. He was upfront about gaming the system, and I think a lot of people do that, and I just want to be like, "Why? Why is it so important?" And I'm not gonna be, like, getting influencers to promote my shit. That's not gonna happen," she added.
Although she has not released a new studio opus in seven years, Apple has kept herself relatively busy since "The Idler Wheel..."
Last December, the songstress collaborated with Phoebe Bridgers and The National frontman Matt Berninger for a rendition of "7 O'Clock News/ Silent Night" by Simon & Garfunkel, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.
Apple also penned the song "Pig Trouble In Little Tina" for the latest Halloween episode of animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers," in which character Gene Belcher dresses up as "Fiona Applesauce."
"HUGE THANKS to Fiona Apple. HUGE," "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard wrote on Twitter about the cameo after the episode aired last October.