Singer/songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom, who we featured in 2007, has announced the release of her new album Divers on October 23. It has been five years since the release of Newsom’s last recording, Have One on Me. The music on Divers is described as “a wheeling circuit of sci-fi sea-shanties and cavalier ballads; a family of polysemic song-sets; a paranomasaic Liederkreis of harmonic sympathies and knotted hierarchies,” and more on her just-issued press release.
While her pre-release video (below) of the track “Sapokanikan” doesn’t include harp, fans will be reassured to know that Newsom’s harp playing will indeed make an appearance on the new disc.
Pre-order Divers at www.dragcity.com/products/divers