Joanna Newsom announces new album, ‘Divers,’ shares first single “Sapokanikan” & Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Annabel Mehran
Joanna Newsom's 2010 album, Have One On Me, is still one of the very best albums of this decade so far, and its followup has been much anticipated for a while. Now, finally, five years later we'll get her fourth album, Divers, on October 23 via Drag City. The first single is "Sapokanikan," which so far is making Divers seem like it's gonna be worth the wait. The video for the single was directed by There Will Be Blood / Boogie Nights filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who Joanna worked with on Inherent Vice.
The album features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Ryan Francesconi, Dave Longstreth, and Joanna herself, and production by Steve Albini and Noah Georgeson. Watch the new video and check out the album artwork and tracklist, below...
photo: Joanna Newsom at Carnegie Hall in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
03. Leaving the City
04. Goose Eggs
05. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
06.The Things I Say
08. Same Old Man
09. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
10. A Pin-Light Bent
11. Time, As a Symptom