Fiona Apple and Blake Mills' upcoming collaborative tour is called "Anything We Want," and they're already previewing a little bit of what that might mean. Apple recently shared a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for "Hot Knife," off of last year's SPIN Essential album The Idler Wheel..., but rather than add visuals to another track from the album to promote the upcoming shows, Apple and Mills have gone back to 1999's When the Pawn... and its gut-wrenching "I Know." And rather than highlight the track in a more conventional way, Apple and Mills perform it in a new video (via Pitchfork) set in someone's living room. A smiling Apple holds the hand of a so-far unidentified woman, while Mills strums an acoustic guitar, standing in for the album version's piano, percussion, and strings. It's charming and intimate, but voyeuristically so, as we peek in on a moment where we're clearly outsiders.
Apple and Mills' tour website also now features a video of Apple cutting her hair in the mirror while wearing a face-cleansing mask. It has a similarly strange effect.
Mills opened for Apple and played guitar in her band during her recent The Idler Wheel... tour, and their upcoming 13-date run through North America will be as a duo. "We know it'll be something special, and we aren't being coy here — it's just that we have about 26 percent of an idea of what the fuck we will be playing for you," they said in a statement. "But here is something true: The uncertainty excites us."
Fiona Apple and Blake Mills' "Anything We Want" tour:
October 3 - Portland, OR @ Newmark Theatre
October 4 - Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
October 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
October 8 - Berkeley, CA @ Zellerbach Hall
October 11 - Denver, CO @ Boettcher Concert Hall
October 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ The O'Shaughnessy
October 15 - Chicago, IL @ Bank of America Theatre
October 17 - Toronto, Ontario @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater
October 22 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
October 23 - Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
October 25-26 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre