Fetch the Bolt Cutters, her newest album, out final week, is in some ways not as heavy as that early hit. It sounds unfettered and wild; there’s a kind of radical lightness to it, an entire lot of humour. Nothing right here comes simply, simply as is true of all of Apple’s music, and it dwells within the issue of sitting down with the hurt one has carried out. But it surely additionally relishes the liberty that waits the opposite aspect of that accountability, a freedom that’s partially attainable due to Apple’s work, due to her early fame and lengthy profession, due to her pervasive affect down by a era. The title monitor on the album refers to this very freedom: “Fetch the bolt-cutters,” sings Apple again and again, “I’ve been in right here too lengthy. Fetch the bolt-cutters, no matter occurs, no matter occurs,” a declaration that that freedom is value no matter penalties it brings.