Welcome back Fiona Apple. We’ve missed you. After releasing The Idler Wheel… and touring last year, the songstress slipped away into hibernation and today has awoken bearing gifts in the form of intricately layered music videos. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker and ex-boyfriend Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood), the Hot Knife music video finds the pair working together for the first time in nearly 13 years. Remember the “Paper Bag” video?
We’re assuming any awkwardness going into the making of the video had no impact on the creative process because the final product is mesmerizing. The video cleverly utilizes split screens to showcase the track’s overlapping backing vocals, which Apple’s sister Maude Maggart helped supply. Watch the video below and see Fiona Apple’s passionate performance for yourself.