Monday, August 10, 2015

Video: Joanna Newsom – “Sapokanikan”

Joanna Newsom shared the first taste of her forthcoming LP, Divers today in the form of “Sapokanikan.” The Paul Thomas Anderson directed clip see’s Newsom walking the streets of NYC while singing her tale, day turning to night.

I’ve never really thought of Newsom’s albums as a series of singles, they are parts of a larger world that has to be experienced in its entirety to get the complete picture. Thats being said “Sapokanikan” has several movements in itself changing throughout and  steadily building up.  The song clocks in at just over 5 minutes but it actually feels longer as there is quite a lot to digest lyrically.

Divers is out on Drag City on October 23rd and along side Newsom herself the record features arrangements from Nico Muhly, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, and Ryan Francesconi.  Steve Albini is behind the boards again with Noah Georgeson.

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