Joanna Newsom Prances Around NYC in Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video, "Sapokanikan"

The 'Inherent Vice' director and star reunite again for Newsom's upcoming album.

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Some exciting Monday morning news: Joanna Newsom is returning with a new album for the first time in five years! "Sapokanikan" is the first single/video she's shared, and the beautiful song is a welcome return. Watch the singer gleefully prance around New York City, through the cinematic lens of acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson. The pairing makes sense: Newsom previously narrated and starred in Anderson's film Inherent Vice last year. (As she walks past a fire truck towards the end of her video, the neon glow may remind you of that very movie.) Though musically we haven't heard from Newsom in a while (not since 2010's Have One on Me), homegirl's been keeping busy: guest-starring in film and TV (Portlandia), playing with Neutral Milk Hotel, and enjoying her newlywed life with husband Andy Samberg

But now she's back, and her fourth full-length Divers is out Oct. 23 (via Drag City). Recorded by Steve Albini and Noah Georgeson, Divers will feature arrangements from NewsomNico Muhly, Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), and Ryan Francesconi. 

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