Newsom’s precise enunciation dances on top of tinkling xylophones, bouncing piano, shuffling drums and a hint of brass. This song tickles my ears and becomes beautiful with time. Beautiful in a sense that as the song grows, her voice grows in tandem but also beautiful in a sense that the more I listen, the more I adore. Have a listen to her new single, “Sapokanikan”:
I have yet to stumble upon a voice like Joanna Newsom, not to mention her incredibly curious way with words. Five years have gone by since the release of her last record, Have One On Me, back in 2010 and she’s back with another full length. On October 23rd Newsom will release Divers on Drag City Records.