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03/08/2012 12:12 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2012

Fiona Apple's New 23-Word Title Album

Fiona Apple is back, and the title of her upcoming album is an absurd 23 words long.

The randomly capitalized The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do will be Apple's first album since 2005's Extraordinary Machine.

This isn't the first time Apple has taken a wordy approach to titling an album. The title of her 1999 album, most commonly known as When The Pawn ..., was an entire 90-word poem that Apple herself composed.

The Chairman and CEO of Epic Records and "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid teased the return of Apple earlier this year with the tweets "Lots of good music coming from Epic Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona!" and "YES Fiona Apple!"

While a fresh Fiona album is exciting for fans, the tracks are old news to the singer-songwriter:

"I can't remember [how to play] any of my new songs because they've been done for a f***ing year," she said when a fan requested new material at a concert last year.

Now that the album release is official, Apple is wasting no time sharing the new songs with her fans. She is scheduled to perform at SXSW on March 15 and is revving up for her first tour since 2007 which kicks off on March 19 in Chicago. She'll also be playing at the Governors Ball Music Festival on June 24.

Idler Wheel will be Apple's fourth studio album, and will reportedly drop in June.

A previous version of this story stated Idler Wheel would be Apple's fifth studio album. It will be her fourth.

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