Joanna Newsom interview in Arthur Magazine

    So, am I ever going to shut up about the greatness of Joanna Newsom? Probably not for quite awhile yet. It seems I’m not alone either, as the latest issue of Arthur Magazine has a huge (and by huge I mean 12,000 words) feature on her. I’m not going to lie and say that I’ve read the whole thing so far, but here’s a great quote pulled from it:
    “When I listen back to those first EPs, I’m like, well, that voice does sound fucking crazy. There is no way around it. But I know exactly what space I was in. I was so sure that I didn’t know how to sing that I was just going balls out. I was like: I’m going to sing my heart out, as crazy as it sounds, and I’m not going to care because there’s no hope of sounding anything like what people consider beautiful. I sure as hell wasn’t affecting anything. I mean, the institution of singing is inherently an affectation!”
    You can download the entire interview in pdf format here.