Update: Apparently, this was just a rumor, encouraged by a widespread misunderstanding of the original Malibu Magazine article. Here’s the official statement Joanna Newsom issued just minutes ago: “”Regrettably, the awesome rumor of my upcoming cameo on The Simpsons is unfounded. I remain, however, steadfast as always in my commitment to the character of Lisa, whom I have of course had the privilege of voicing for the last twenty-one years, in my dreams. Thanks for the memories, gang!”
We’re shaking a fist at you, internet!
When Simpsons creator Matt Groening asked Newsom to play his All Tomorrow’s Parties lineup earlier this year, it confirmed his unflappable fandom of the songstress. He even drew the Simpson-esque picture of her included in this post to prove it. But it looks like he’s found a new way to express his adoration of the harpist.
Newsom confirmed her imminent visit to Springfield in a Malibu Magazine piece.
Prefix calls Newsom’s inclusion “the least commercial artist to ever appear in yellow on the program” and we’re inclined to agree.
No word yet on a specific air date, storyline, etc.
Fingers crossed the musical cameos only get weirder from here. Daniel Johnston would fit right in at Moe’s—just saying.