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Fiona Apple’s Rambunctious This Is 40 Song Is Here

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Recording artist Fiona Apple performs at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala Honoring Judd Apatow at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Fiona Apple

Judd Apatow's This Is 40 is set to feature sounds from the likes of Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, and non-Paul artists including Ryan Adams, Norah Jones, Yoko Ono, Wilco, Jon Brion, and Fiona Apple. Fiona's "Dull Tool" — written for the film and rendering her eligible for an Oscar — is here, and it sounds like it'd be right at home on The Idler Wheel..., where the similarly titled and similarly awesome "Hot Knife" resides. "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 sings over a feverish race of strings and percussion. If the song embed dies, try heading to Prefix.

Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage