Fiona Apple and Iron & Wine Find Each Other "All in Good Time"

The duet is the latest preview of Sam Beam's new album 'Light Verse'

Photo: Iron & Wine by Kim Black (right)

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 6, 2024

Hark! A Fiona Apple appearance! It goes without saying that these delightful rarities are worth appreciating. After being featured on Flesh Eater's "komfortzone" in 2023, the elusive artist has recorded another duet, this time with Iron & Wine.

"All in Good Time" is the latest preview of Sam Beam's folk project's forthcoming cleverly titled new album, Light Verse. He worked on it with a few known Apple collaborators, including bassist Sebastian Steinberg and guitarist David Garza, and she lends vocals to this call-and-response-type duet.

“Her voice is a miracle that sounds like both a sacrifice and a weapon at the same time," Beam said of Apple's unmistakable instrument — a statement that strikes me as poetic as it is accurate.

In a similarly striking manner, "All in Good Time" is notably softer and gentler than much of Apple's recent work, like the brash, cacophonous hot knife that was 2020's Fetch the Bolt Cutters. With an elegant string section, it's quite a sweet song. Give it a listen below.

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