Fiona Apple’s Leaked MP3s

By Deane Barker on August 18, 2005

The odd trip of a mysterious recor: Here’s an interesting story about how 11 MP3s of unreleased Fiona Apple tracks somehow got on the Internet and subsequently resurrected her career.

Last year, Apple and the multitalented producer Jon Brion came up with a wonderfully complex construction of Brion’s vision and Apple’s voice.

But after months of silence from Apple and Epic parent Sony on a release date, all 11 songs popped up on the Internet, in high-quality MP3s, freely available for anyone who couldn’t wait another minute. And there was not an iTunes link to be seen.

The Internet had proved to be the most extraordinary machine of all.

Who leaked the tracks? No one is talking.