Stream Joanna Newsom’s New Record “Divers”

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For the next two days before it’s official release, listen to Newsom’s entire new album over at NPR.

One For The Ages

There’s a point in most published interviews with Joanna Newsom where the harpist, singer and songwriter genially pulls the switch on her interlocutor’s train of thought. She’ll gently say that interpretation belongs to her fans: They have the right to unpack them, to argue endlessly in chat rooms or moving cars about the ” layers, layers, layers” of her lyrics and her semi-symphonic or chamber-popping song structures.

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