Watch: Joanna Newsom – ‘The North Star Grassman And The Ravens’

Joanna-Newsom-The-North-Star-Grassman-and-the-RavensThings have been a bit quiet in the Joanna Newsom camp since the release of 2010s magnum opus Have One On Me, but now the silence has finally been broken. Newsom has emerged from the studio with a cover of Sandy Denny’s ‘The North Star Grassman And The Ravens’ along with a nice, glossy video for the track. Newsom has done away with the intricate instrumentation that served as a staple on Have One On Me and has kept things low-key completing the composition using just her voice and harp, making this version a unique, paired down take on the 1971 original. The video is directed by Maximilla Lukacs and features Newsom wondering dreamily around a rugged desert landscape, playing her harp and making friends with an owl. So, pretty standard stuff then.

There are no rumours of any further new material, but let’s hope 2013 could be the year for a new album from the Californian songstress, maybe featuring a guest appearance from that owl.

Watch the video for ‘The North Star Grassman And The Ravens’ below.

http://vimeo.com/61742904

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s