Joanna Newsom Plays New Song In London

Last we heard from indie rock’s most enchanting woodland creature, she was performing for douchebags and Björk in Chelsea. Fortunately the crowd was better behaved for a one-off gig at Somerset House in London last night, and Joanna rewarded them with a new song. According to the fan who uploaded this phone footage, before the song she joked that “it’s not like people can put recordings of this song and place them in some sort of metaphysical forum for other people to see and comment on.” It’s a pretty piano waltz and while the visual couldn’t be worse, it’s worth a listen.

Pic from BAM 2/1/08. You can hear another unreleased song, from a concert in Brazil last fall, here.