GRAMMY AWARD WINNER FIONA APPLE CREATES ORIGINAL SONG FOR MAIN TITLES OF NEW SHOWTIME DRAMA THE AFFAIR
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has contributed the brand new original song “Container” for the main title sequence of the highly-anticipated new SHOWTIME series THE AFFAIR. "Container" was written and performed by Apple and produced by frequent collaborator Blake Mills. After being approached by THE AFFAIR creator and executive producer, Sarah Treem, Apple constructed a hauntingly beautiful treatment for her previously unreleased song, largely inspired by the shows restrained yet complex narrative.
THE AFFAIR debuts on Sunday, October 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
The elevator pitch on Blake Mills is that he’s the best guitarist of his generation. At least Clapton says so, and he’s something of an expert on the subject. The problem with such a distinction (humbling as it might be) is that it actually sells Blake a bit short. It’s true, he’s a once in a lifetime, pick-your-jaw-off-the-floor talent, but he’s more than a virtuoso guitar wiz—he’s a confident bandleader, a soulful singer and a careful curator of lost classics. On Saturday, Blake and his band of A-list session musicians ripped through a repertoire of stone-cold hits from Conway Twiddy, Patty Griffin and Joe Tex, transforming San Francisco’s The Chapel into something more like Sunday morning than Saturday night. But it was the handful of songs from Blake’s latest LP, Heigh Ho, that separate him as more than a skilled side-man stepping out. On the fragile but forceful, Fiona-Apple assisted