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Fiona Apple, August 2015Photography Sachyn Mital, via

Quentin Tarantino irritated Fiona Apple into quitting cocaine

The musician says an ‘excruciating’ night with Paul Thomas Anderson and Tarantino made her give up the drug

Fiona Apple’s new album is finished, and the musician has talked about it in-depth in a new profile with The New Yorker.

Titled Fetch the Bolt Cutters, a reference to the Gillian Anderson procedural The Fall, the album began in 2012 and takes its inspiration from the #MeToo movement. There is no release date yet announced.

The profile reveals stories about the album, like how Cara Delevingne sings on its title track, and how “For Her” was written in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh scandal.

One colourful anecdote involves Apple’s past druggy relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson – and how one particular night led her to quit cocaine.

In the story, Apple sets out the ultimate film bro’s dream: spending a cokey night with Paul Thomas Anderson at Quentin Tarantino’s house. In the end, though, her time hanging out with the two filmmakers was miserable – she said that listening to the two of them brag was an “excruciating” night.

“Every addict should just get locked in a private movie theatre with Q.T. and P.T.A. on coke, and they’ll never want to do it again.”

Read the whole profile here.