Joanna Newsom Announces New Album + Video Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
It's been nearly five years since we last heard from Joanna Newsom, but that's about to change. The unique singer-songwriter is gearing up to release a new album this fall, and in the meantime, has given us a preview with a new video.
Divers is set for release October 23 via Drag City and the album's first offering is a dynamic new track titled “Sapokanikan.” The video (below) was directed by none other than Paul Thomas Anderson, the man behind such classic films as Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice (which Newsom had a role in).
"Sapokanikan" rings like a bell that will summon Newsom's fans far and wide. A press release for the forthcoming album calls it a "wonder of considered arrangements, immaculately sequenced for telescoped brevity," and calls Newsom "a melodist, above all—an acolyte of melody and beauty in form, a crackerjack of emotional truth conveyed with undiluted immediacy."
The video is captivating as it shows the singer wandering around the city while singing her song with dynamic harmonies in full bloom.
Divers track list:
3. Leaving the City
4. Goose Eggs
5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
6. The Things I Say
8. Same Old Man
9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
10. A Pin-Light Bent
11. Time, as a Symptom
Joanna Newsom – "Sapokanikan" (Official Music Video)