divers music video

Music has always been a vital component in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, and he has a habit of returning the favor to the musicians and artists who so frequently lend his films so much power. Avant-garde folk artist Joanna Newsom played Sortilège in Anderson’s 2014 stoner-noir-comic-mystery Inherent Vice, and her offbeat voiceover narration gives the film much of its flavor. So of course the music video for Newsom’s new single is directed by Anderson, and of course both the song and the video itself are totally lovely and mesmerizing affairs.

Watch Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Divers” music video after the jump.

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Sapokanikan video

Paul Thomas Anderson has a good history of making music videos between feature films, and now he has collaborated with one of his Inherent Vice actors on a new video project. Joanna Newsom appeared in Inherent Vice as Sortilege, and more importantly narrated the film in a slightly magical way that put Newsom’s voice to great use.

‘Sapokanikan’ is the first new song from Newsom’s forthcoming album, Divers, her first record in five years, which was announced today for an October 23 release. PTA directed the Sapokanikan video, which follows Newsom through the streets of wintery New York, bathed in gorgeous light. Read More »