If you’ve been revisiting Fiona Apple‘s excellent The Idler Wheel… album and wondering if we’ll have to wait years for more new music, then here’s some good news. It’s not a new album, but today we get a taste of some unreleased music in the form of a title sequence for Showtime series The Affair. The song is dark, visceral, and downright creepy in the best, Fiona Apple kind of way possible.

Sarah Treem, executive producer of The Affair, said, “Fiona Apple has been my favorite songwriter since I was 16. I am honored and humbled that she has chosen to lend her talent to our opening title sequence. If our show can approach one tenth of the depth and complexity of her song, I’ll be very happy.”

Hopefully we’ll get a full version of “Container” soon.

(Consequence of Sound)


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Main title sequence from the new Showtime series, The Affair, with the brand new original song “Container” written and performed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, who constructed a treatment for her previously unreleased song, largely inspired by the show’s narrative.

Don’t miss the series premiere of The Affair on Sunday, October 12th at 10PM ET/PT.

At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison (Ruth Wilson) is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. Set in Montauk at the end of Long Island, the provocative drama unfolds separately from both the male and female perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.

The Affair stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script from a story co-created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi’s show In Treatment. Treem and Levi will both serve as executive producers, along with director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) and Eric Overmyer (The Wire).