Listen: Fiona Apple – “Dull Tool” from This Is 40 Soundtrack

Fiona Apple

With the lines “You’re more likely to get cut with a dull too than a sharp one. You stuck around, you stuck around,” and the chorus, “You don’t kiss when you kiss, you don’t fuck when you fuck, you don’t say what you mean, you don’t talk loud enough,” Fiona Apple has officially entered this year’s Oscar race with her contribution to the This Is 40 OST.

“Dull Tool” finds Fiona in a scorned and righteously pissed disposition, and, as always, the music reaps the benefits when our heroine is hurting. The song is anything but a The Idler Wheel… throwaway vying for mainstream commercial appeal in a blockbuster Judd Apatow comedy. Apple finds a way to jab “Dull Tool” with her characteristic lyrical blunt force, and she fleshes it out with an adventurous production and orchestral flair every bit as thrilling as the ten songs on her “Best of 2012″ contender, The Idler Wheel….

The This Is 40 OST will be out on December 11 via Capitol Records, while the film open everywhere on December 21.

Fiona Apple – “Dull Tool”

This Is 40

This Is 40 Soundtrack Tracklist:

01. I’m Your Angel – Yoko Ono
02. Always Judging – Norah Jones
03. What Do You Like? – Graham Parker with Punch Brothers
04. Sick Of You – Lindsey Buckingham
05. Rewrite – Paul Simon
06. Shining Through The Dark (Live) – Ryan Adams
07. Lunch Box Odd Sox – Paul McCartney
08. Brother & Sister – Lindsey Buckingham Featuring Norah Jones
09. Theme 1 (Debbie & Oliver) – Jon Brion
10. Watch The Moon Come Down – Graham Parker & The Rumour
11. Days That We Die – Loudon Wainwright
12. She Acts Like You – Lindsey Buckingham
13. Dull Tool – Fiona Apple
14. Lucky Now (Live) – Ryan Adams
15. I Got You – Wilco
16. Live & Die – The Avett Brothers

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