Well, maybe so!
Here's a quote from Dave Longstreth about how Newsom's debut, "The Milk Eyed Mender" affected him:
“I was in college, living in this weird house off-campus with some friends, and we blasted it a lot in that house," said Longstreth. "The melodies, the stories, the rhymes, the chord progressions: she was speaking our language for sure. I think it was one of the reasons I left school the next semester. I was like, "[what] am I doing here if someone is already out there making music like this, on this level??"
I'm a big fan of both and it's cool to learn about this connection/inspiration.