It turns out that there is, in fact, a new Fiona Apple album. It’s essentially finished and has been for some time, but Sony has decided that it doesn’t have commercial appeal ? there’s no single ? so they’re sitting on it.
But it turns out Fiona’s fan base is stronger and more loyal than perhaps Sony expected. There’s an online Free Fiona campaign, but more importantly, the album has been leaked, and now you can hear it for yourself: