The Brief: The release of Fiona Apple's new album Fetch The Bolt Cutters has sparked excited online reactions and memes.
Fetch The Bolt Cutters Memes
The album’s title track includes the lyrics “fetch the bolt cutters/I’ve been in here too long,” a line that can feel relatable to those who feel antsy during COVID-19 lockdown and quarantines. The lyrics are actually a reference to a line said by Gillian Anderson’s character in “The Fall,” a British crime show. Whatever the line may mean to individual listeners and fans, it serves as a prolific source of memes.
Some of the most popular iterations of memes related to this album take a literal interpretation of the title, referencing people fetching actual bolt cutters. More metaphorically, the line serves as a rallying cry for Fiona Apple lovers and for those who feel inspired by her music.
"Are you fetching…"
"…the bolt cutters? Yeah, I am." pic.twitter.com/wcj7KUrjkX
— 🦦 Brown Anthony™ 🦦 (@anthelonious) April 17, 2020
Fiona Apple @ the bolt cutters before she fetches them pic.twitter.com/P24mRFgQui
— Nick (@redmoonrising_) April 16, 2020
Me on Friday after my bolt cutters have been properly fetched pic.twitter.com/VTEiWgviTx
— Chris Feil (@chrisvfeil) April 15, 2020
me leaving to fetch the bolt cutters pic.twitter.com/5ci6K4901L
— Sam Herbst (@mrsamherbst) April 17, 2020
These memes reference how the title track ends with a clip of dogs barking.
fiona apple’s dog getting ready for the press tour for Fetch the Bolt Cutters pic.twitter.com/xtvJ27Sbc5
— zane (@zaneg4l) April 17, 2020
The dogs barking at the end of fetch the bolt cutters pic.twitter.com/P6WuPZ6H1h
— Rose Dommu (@rosedommu) April 17, 2020
These memes showcase the joy that Fiona Apple stans are experiencing when hearing her new album and how it’s filled with emotional, quarantine-appropriate bops.
— Matt Erspamer (@erspamer_matt) April 1, 2020
Listening to “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” pic.twitter.com/cpeumn55wG
— Jon (@prasejeebus) April 17, 2020
me when anyone tries to talk to me today pic.twitter.com/u73P3vlBrn
— 𝕄𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕖𝕝 𝕊𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕫 (@MrMichaelSwartz) April 17, 2020
— Katie Blanket (@cateblanchyes) April 17, 2020
A Leonardo DiCaprio pointing meme:
— Trever Campbell (@tjecampbell) April 17, 2020
fetch the bolt cutters is a perfect album and fiona apple is a fucking genius pic.twitter.com/ZKRPTrXjbW
— it’s dyke night, sweetie (@daisyjohnsonsgf) April 17, 2020
— ✒〘 ℝ𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧 ◐𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞 〙 (@RhagenOlinde) April 17, 2020
listening to the new fiona apple pic.twitter.com/Z17m6R2uNz
— 🌹(کیوان) keyvan (@shafieikeyvan) April 17, 2020
officially listened to fiona apple’s entire discography…..mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for fetch the bolt cutters pic.twitter.com/kEppDHYOYz
— kody (@geminifeeds) April 15, 2020