Internationally acclaimed folk singer, songwriter and harpist Joanna Newsom has given her first TV performance off the back of new album Divers, performing Leaving The City on BBC’s Later…With Jools Holland.
Sitting alone on a pitch black stage with her harp, Newsom gracefully plucked her way through a haunting solo rendition of the song. which had the entire audience holding their breath for the duration of the performance. Watch below:
Newsom is no stranger to the program, having appeared several times throughout with her trusty harp to perform various cuts from her back catalogue.
Her latest performance however, is sure to be one of her most talked about, with Divers receiving critical acclaim, and massive online attention.
Newsom was just one feature of an eventful night for the program, which featured other performances by CeeLo Green and Shura among others.
Newsom’s performance comes in the middle of her European tour that includes a date and the Apollo in London on Monday November the 9th. Newsom will then close out the year with a string of American dates before coming to Australian shores in January next year which will see her play some of the country’s most esteemed concert halls.
Tuesday 19th January- Harmer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Thursday 21st January- Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Saturday 23rd January- QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane