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Joanna Newsom must've plugged her harp into a pair of shock paddles or at least a new amp, because this frighteningly emotional new song "Leaving the City" revives those bucolic lullabies into a cut of electrifying avant-rock. Her classically medieval sound remains of course, but this time, something is drastically different. We weren't sure what to expect from Newsom after the first single "Sapokanikan" dropped from her forthcoming fourth album as it seemed a little safe and obvious, but having listened to "Leaving the City," it's clear that Newsom is entering a new territory of wild, Kate Bush-inspired, post-rock. Listen to it via the stream below.