The new film Candyman, a sequel to the 1992 horror classic released last week, features Fiona Apple’s song “Shameika” from last year’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters. The song is playing in the background on a record player during a scene at an art critic’s apartment. Last year Apple agreed to donate all proceeds from TV and movie placements of “Shameika” to the Harlem Children’s Zone. Check out the Candyman trailer and visit Shameika below.
Apple won Best Rock Performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards for Shameika, while Fetch the Bolt Cutters won Best Alternative Music Album. After its release last spring, Apple’s former third grade teacher reconnected her with the real Shameika Stepney who inspired the song. Stepney and Apple then worked on a new song called “Shameika Says”.
Read Pitchfork’s feature “Meet Shameika Stepney, Inspiration to Fiona Apple on Fetch the Bolt Cutters”.