Joanna Newsom: Leaving the City

Oftentimes, a live performance not only reveals the true wonders of a musician’s talent but affirms their creative prowess with evidence of the hand (or voice). With her televised performance of “Leaving the City,” songstress Joanna Newsom demonstrates her sheer versatility. From vocals sailing through the ether—somewhere between Bjork and Kate Bush—to lyrics delivered with emotional resonance and a melody from her signature harp, witnessing the song’s execution is eerie but empowered.