Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg are engaged!

on February 25, 2013, 3:18pm

samberg Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg are engaged!

Music’s most “Well, I–I’m just glad you’re happy” couple are soon to be married. Consummate harpist and songwriter Joanna Newsom and Lonely Island member/former SNL actor Andy Samberg have just gotten engaged, according to Us Weekly. The cognitively dissonant couple have been dating for five years, unfortunately with nary a musical collaboration between the two.

In non-matrimonial news, Newsom teased a new song at some live gigs last year, her first new solo material since her 2010 album, Have One On Me. That triple album featured many-a love song presumably about Samberg, where she sings about how she fell for him “as easy as falling asleep.” Listen to Newsom’s affections on the standout Have One On Me track “81”, live on Later with Jools Holland.

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV


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February 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

“Easy” is NOT about a happy relationship, and neither is it strictly autobiographical.
And the last thing “81” is about is relationships, except in the larger narrative of Have One On Me.

PLEASE don’t do this to her music, her songs deserve better, smarter treatment.

That said, so pleased about the news!

Melissa K. Marturano
February 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Honestly, it’s pretty silly that this author 1.) automatically assumes that Newsom’s songs are in any way literally autobiographical, when she has warned fans and journalists over and over again to view her songs as pieces of fiction (which she has to warn people about again and again because as a woman, she is reduced to her role as lover/wife/spouse/girlfriend, even when she is producing “consummate” art) and 2.) that the author did not at all detect that “’81” is about religion, expectations for sex and desire for women and gender because of religion, original sin, rebirth, women who pay the price for their sins of desire. HOW ROMANTIC (AND OBVIOUSLY ABOUT SAMBERG)!!!

Tyler Anderson
February 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm

really no photo credits to the photographer??

Robert Morton
February 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Was that your picture, Tyler?


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