Fiona Apple has shared the music video for her Fetch the Bolt Cutters highlight ‘Shameika’. The new visual is directed by Matthias Brown and opens with a vocal snippet from Shameika Stepney, Apple’s former schoolmate who inspired the track. Watch it below.
In addition to the new video, Apple has also teamed up with Stepney, who has been making rap music for decades under different names, on a new song titled ‘Shameika Said’. Check it out below as well.
Shameika discussed how the song came to be in a new interview with Jenn Penny for Pitchfork. “When we did the song, it was as though we had been together all of this time and talked every single day, like, This is my girl,” Shameika said. “We’re never gonna be apart again. We’re like connected spiritually.”
Fetch the Bolt Cutters arrived back in April and topped our Best Albums of the Year (So Far) list. Last month, Apple appeared on The New Yorker’s virtual festival to perform three tracks from the album, including ‘Shameika’.