Indie folk singer/songwriter/harpist and wife of actor/comedian Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom, is streaming her highly-anticipated new album Divers for the next 48 hours. The stream is being provided by NPR's "First Listen" as well as CBC Music.
According to NPR, the album covers a vast number of themes, from war in the first track "Anecdotes" to giving birth in the last track "Time, As a Symptom."
During a recent interview with Stereogum, the artist discussed her vision for her music. "I feel like people in general would prefer to have their own experiences getting into the songs," said Newsom. "The way the songs are written - the references and the double meanings, those sorts of things - for me, those give life to the music. Those are for me. Those make the air breathable and the ground solid underfoot. They create a realness and a substance in the songs, but they're not what the songs are necessarily about."
As stated in a press release, the album will not be added to any streaming platform, so this will be the chance to listen to stream the record for free. Newsom recently spoke out against Spotify, describing the streaming platform as "the banana of the music industry." In her opinion, the service is specifically designed to pay artists as little as possible, if at all for their music.
Newsom will head to Europe to tour in support of the release at the end of this month, before heading back to the states for her first North American tour in nearly four years this December. You can also still catch the video for "Divers," which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, in theatres until tomorrow (October 22). Head here to find out where the film is playing in a theatre near you.
Divers is due out this Thursday (October 23) via Drag City. You can currently pre-order the record via the label's website.
Joanna Newsom 2015 Tour Dates:
10/31: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall11/01: Brighton, UK @ Dome
11/04: Barcelona, ES @ Barts
11/05: Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast
11/07: Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
11/08: Paris, FR @ Salle Gaveau
11/09: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
12/06: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/07: Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre12/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/10: Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
12/12: Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12/13: Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville
12/14: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/16: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/17: St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theater
12/18: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre