Hot Knife isn’t a new offering, as it was featured on The Idler Wheel, but the video gives new life to the song and also features Apple’s talented sister Maude Maggart. The video is simple but beautiful, and was directed by renowned filmmaker (and Fiona’s ex-boyfriend) Paul Thomas Anderson – best known for such work as Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood and The Master. Apple co-produced and it’s actually the fourth music video that they have collaborated on.
In a recent statement, Apple and Mills said “We know it’ll be something special, and we aren’t being coy here — it’s just that we have about 26% of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you.”
The 13-show tour, billed as Anything We Want: An Evening With Fiona Apple and Blake Mills, kicks off at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, Oregon, on October 3 – but for now enjoy this nice slice of music goodness.