"He Didn't Mention His Mother" Released: October 29, 2015
"Sweetest Girl" Released: January 6, 2016
New View is the third studio album by American indie rock musician Eleanor Friedberger, released on January 22, 2016 on Frenchkiss Records. Regarding the album, Friedberger noted: "I hope that this album just sounds like an adult woman who’s OK, as boring as that sounds! I don’t want to sound like I’m miserable, [like] I’m angry, I’m hurt.”
New View received widely positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 81, based on 25 reviews, indicating "generally favorable review". In a positive review for The Guardian, Tim Jonze praised Friedberger's lyrics and arrangements, writing: "[Her] offbeat delivery and lyrical quirks (“I’m opening a tree museum / It’s my new hobby,” she sings on Open Season; “And even if you had a twin / I wouldn’t notice her or him” is the touching sentiment of All Known Things) seem to balance nicely with this straightening out of the musical backdrop." Writing for Pitchfork, Hazel Cills also praised the album, writing: "At times New View can seem like a concept record detailing Friedberger's ambivalence about her main gift: spinning fragile memories and feelings into accessible songs." In a mostly positive review for The A.V. Club, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote: "New View's songs feel more homebody-comfortable than anything she’s recorded before. It’s keenly observed, totally genuine, and eminently listenable, though one can’t help but miss the choppy energy and anxious undercurrents of Personal Record".