Video: Norah Jones “Young Blood”

Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Norah Jones’ latest music video is for the song “Young Blood” from her critically-acclaimed, platinum-selling new album The Fall. The video was directed by Toben Seymour, a fantastical director and puppeteer who has worked with Moby, will.i.am, and Kanye West. The Grammy Award winning singer will also be making her first-ever appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 22. A performance on PBS Soundstage will air later this spring.


Young Blood

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Norah Jones heads out on tour

Norah Jones
Norah Jones
On March 30, iTunes will offer the world premiere of Norah Jones’ music video for “Young Blood” from her critically-acclaimed, platinum-selling new album The Fall. The video was directed by Toben Seymour, a fantastical director and puppeteer who has worked with Moby, will.i.am, and Kanye West. The Grammy Award winning singer will also be making her first-ever appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 22. A performance on PBS Soundstage will air later this spring.

Jones is currently on a North American tour in support of The Fall, and has been receiving rave reviews all along the way. She has added several major festivals to her schedule throughout the summer including Celebrate Brooklyn, Bonnaroo, and Lilith Fair, as well as a run of European tour dates beginning in late June. NPR Music will simulcast Jones’ performance at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia on April 3. The concert will be streamed live, podcast and archived at www.npr.org/music, and will be broadcast live on WXPN.

Jones has also decorated a t-shirt and tote bag as part of a Crafts For A Cause benefit auction for Haiti relief. Other contributors include Vampire Weekend, Natalie Portman, Regina Spektor, The Strokes, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes, Jenny Lewis, The Mars Volta, Le Tigre, Sia, Spike Jonze, Devendra Banhart, Aziz Ansari, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Tegan & Sara, Kate Nash, Feist, M. Ward, The Black Keys, and Cat Power.

NORAH JONES – 2010 TOUR DATES

March 27 – New York, NY – WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
March 30 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
April 1 – Charlottesville, VA – The Paramount Theater
April 2 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
April 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
April 18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
April 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theater
April 24 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre
April 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theater
April 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
April 29 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre
May 1 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
May 2 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
May 4 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall At Fair Park
May 5 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
May 6 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
May 8 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
May 9 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
May 11 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 12 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
May 14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 15 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

June 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn

June 11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
June 21 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Apollo
June 22 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
June 24 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
June 25 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
June 29 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
July 1 – St. Margarethen, Austria – Roemersteinbrunch
July 2 – Munich, Germany – Tollwood Festival

July 3 – Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival

July 5 – Bonn, Germany – Museumsufer

July 7 – Gent, Belgium – Gent Jazz Festival

July 9 – Rotterdam, Holland – North Sea Jazz Festival
July 11 – Bilbao, Spain – Palacio Euskalduna
July 13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Cool Jazz Festival

July 14 – Vigo, Spain – Castrelos Park
July 16 – Perelada, Spain – Castell Perelada Gardens
July 20 – Milan, Italy – MJF Arena Civica
July 23 – Rome, Italy – Cavea Auditorium
August 7 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
August 8 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Centre
August 10 – West Palm Beach, FL – Lilith Fair at Cruzan Amphitheatre

Norah Jones Announces US Tour Dates & Premieres Remixes

Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her critically-acclaimed new album The Fall, which was released by EMI’s Blue Note Records on November 17. The 36-city tour will kick off March 5, 2010. Please find all tour dates listed below. A select number of shows will go on sale beginning December 4, 2009. Full venue and ticketing information is available at http://www.norahjones.com/tour/.

Jones will also be premiering several remixes from The Fall this week. The three tracks will be featured on three different websites throughout the week. On December 1, RCRD LBL (http://rcrdlbl.com/) will present “That’s What I Said (The NYC Remix by Adrock and Mike D).” On December 2, Stereogum (http://stereogum.com/) will present “Chasing Pirates (Santigold and Snotty Remix).” On December 3, Artist Direct (http://www.artistdirect.com/) will present “Chasing Pirates (Droogs Remix),” which was created by a remix collective that included Beck. The remixes will be released digitally and on vinyl on January 12, 2010.

“We decided to have people I admire do some remixes,” Jones recently told Entertainment Weekly. “[Adrock and Mike D of] Beasties Boys did one, and Beck, and Santigold.” Jones first collaborated with Beastie Boys during the 2008 presidential election when they recruited her for their Get Out The Vote concerts, which also included Santigold. Jones also appeared in the season finale of 30 Rock this past May along with Mike D and Adrock. Jones and Beck first met when they performed together on KCRW’s holiday concert in 2002.

The Fall finds Jones experimenting with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).

NORAH JONES – 2010 U.S. TOUR DATES

March 5 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
March 6 Kansas City, MO The Midland
March 7 Omaha, NE Orpheum
March 9 Des Moines, IA Civic Center
March 11 Akron, OH E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
March 12 Louisville, KY Whitney Hall
March 13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
March 15 Madison, WI Overture Hall
March 17 St. Paul, MN The O’Shaughnessy
March 19 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 20 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
March 25 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
March 26 Mashantucket, CT MGM Foxwoods
March 27 New York, NY WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
March 30 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
April 1 Charlottesville, VA The Paramount Theater
April 2 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
April 3 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
April 18 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
April 19 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
April 21 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
April 23 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theater
April 24 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre
April 25 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
April 28 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
April 29 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
May 1 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
May 4 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 5 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
May 6 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
May 8 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
May 9 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
May 11 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 12 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
May 14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
May 15 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Norah Jones “The Fall” review

Norah has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. Read our review

Norah Jones

Artist: Norah Jones
Title: The Fall
Label: Blue Note
Rating: 6.5/10

Corporate Line: Norah has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partners Jesse Harris & Richard Julian. Musicians include drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). The first single/video is for the album’s lead track ‘Chasing Pirates’.

1. Chasing Pirates – A Lovely song that isn’t far from the Norah Jones that fans have come to know and love. If anything, its quite accessible for those who might hear Jones for the very first time. [9/10]

2. Even Though – Where as “Chasing Pirates” lived in the Norah Jones of old it was also sexy and available to all–this song is a bit less so. It’s pretty–but can be a tad slow. [8/10]

3. Light As A Feather – Instead of that jazzy little singer, Jones sounds positively tough in an Aimee Mann sort of way. [7/10]

4. Young Blood – It doesn’t seem to bode well that this song could be mistaken for a number of singers. It’s missing something–a key ingrediant. Some cohesive piece that ties it into the rest of the album. [4/10]

5. I Wouldn’t Need You – The husky voice and somber tone are back and its a place Jones should never leave. [6/10]

6. Waiting – Simple, maybe too simple. It’s a barren song with a bit too much twinkling and too little of Jones’ voice. [5/10]

7. It’s Gonna Be -It’s good to hear Jones get out of her comfort zone. Too bad she shot so far out of her zone that she overshot into something that sounds a bit uncomfortable. [5/10]

8. You’ve Ruined Me – Devoid of soul. Boring. [4/10]

9. Back To Manhattan – Jones finally finds her groove once again and sucks you back into her beautifully soulful voice. [7/10]

10. Stuck – This isn’t as far out of her comfort zone as “Young Blood”–and doesn’t sound nearly as confused or painful. However, the guitar solo could have been left somewhere far behind. [6/10]

11. December – Certainly a pretty track–but it’s almost too slow. There is something nearly painful about how far Jones has to drag out each and every syllable. [6/10]

12. Tell Yer Mama – A bit too falsely southern for even Jones, who can seemingly slip-in-and-out of any skin. [6/10]

13. Man of the Hour – Jones may not be able to choose between “a vegan and a pothead” but she did choose a good song. It’s sad that this was saved until last when it could have surely boosted up the middle of the album. It’s proof positive that Jones still has such a strong jazz soul and that perhaps it was her biggest mistake stepping out of that. [8/10]

Frankly: Norah Jones is a great. But that doesn’t mean every song she writes/sings is great. But Jones is always good for a handful of great tracks. “Chasing Pirates” and “Man of the Hour” stand out. The rest is mostly hit or miss. Unlike albums in Jones’ past, “The Fall” isn’t nearly cohesive enough. If only “The Fall” could have found a foothold in “Chasing Pirates.”

Norah Jones to release “The Fall” on November 17

Norah Jones "The Fall"Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will release The Fall, her fourth studio album on Blue Note Records on November 17, 2009. Jones wrote nearly all of the songs in the past two years since completing tours in support of her 2007 global chart-topping, U.S. double-platinum album Not Too Late.

Beloved by fans for her sultry vocals and jazz-informed, piano-driven pop songwriting, Jones has taken a new direction on The Fall, seeing it as a chance to experiment with different sounds and an opportunity to work with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones also enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris.

“I knew I wanted to try some different things on this album,” Jones says. “I’d been playing with the same musicians for a long time. We’re all still friendly and I hope we play together again, but it felt like a good time to work with new people and experiment with different sounds. As far as a producer, I wanted someone who could take me out of my comfort zone and find the right musicians to capture what I wanted to do with this collection of songs. I got in touch with Jacquire initially because he engineered one of my favorite records of all time, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations. He was really eager to do it and we got along really well, which was important.”

King helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). Jones and King tailored the songs to the musicians’ strengths. “I think the record sounds different due to the variety of musicians we used,” Jones says, “I knew I wanted to play with grooves more than I have on previous albums. Some of these new songs lent themselves to having driving rhythms underneath.”

Another noticeable change on Jones’ upcoming album is that she plays mostly guitar. “I actually write more on guitar than I do on piano,” she says. “It just felt more natural for me to play it on these songs.”

Since coming on the scene in 2002, Jones’ has sold a collective 36 million albums worldwide. Her three studio albums, 2002’s eight-time Grammy Award-winning Come Away With Me, 2004’s Feels Like Home, and 2007’s Not Too Late have each topped the Billboard top 200 album charts in the U.S. and gone to No. 1 around the world. All three have been certified multi-platinum, while Come Away With Me has been certified diamond.

Since 2007, Jones has collaborated with a number of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Talib Kweli, Willie Nelson, Q-Tip, Irma Thomas, and Andy Samberg’s comedy troupe The Lonely Island. She has also contributed to various soundtracks, including Ken Burns’ The War, Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State, and Wong Kar-wai’s My Blueberry Nights, as well as the Fats Domino tribute album Goin’ Home. In 2007, Jones starred opposite Jude Law in My Blueberry Nights and made a cameo in this year’s season finale of 30 Rock. Also this year, Jones was featured as a flagship artist on Apple’s GarageBand, presenting a tutorial on how to perform her song “Thinking About You.”

The track listing for The Fall is as follows:

1. Chasing Pirates (Norah Jones)

2. Even Though (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris)

3. Light As a Feather (Norah Jones/Ryan Adams)

4. Young Blood (Norah Jones/Mike Martin)

5. I Wouldn’t Need You (Norah Jones)

6. Waiting (Norah Jones)

7. It’s Gonna Be (Norah Jones)

8. You’ve Ruined Me (Norah Jones)

9. Back To Manhattan (Norah Jones)

10. Stuck (Norah Jones/Will Sheff)

11. December (Norah Jones)

12. Tell Yer Mama (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris/Richard Julian)

13. Man Of The Hour (Norah Jones)

Norah Jones announces new album “The Fall”

Norah Jones "The Fall"Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones has announced the title and release date of her upcoming album, The Fall, her fourth studio album which will be released by EMI’s Blue Note Records on November 17. Jones has also revealed the cover artwork for the album, which features a portrait by photographer Autumn de Wilde.

Jones was the surprise guest performer at Apple’s “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll” press conference yesterday in San Francisco. Her breakout album Come Away With Me is one of the first albums to be released in the iTunes LP format, a new feature of iTunes 9 that reinvents the visual experience of the record album through live performance videos, lyrics, artwork, liner notes, interviews, photos, album credits and more. After being introduced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Jones performed “Come Away With Me” and also debuted “Young Blood,” a new song from The Fall.

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Jones has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).

Since coming on the scene in 2002, Jones’ has sold a collective 36 million albums worldwide. Her three studio albums, 2002’s eight-time Grammy Award-winning Come Away With Me, 2004’s Feels Like Home, and 2007’s Not Too Late have each topped the Billboard top 200 album charts in the U.S. and gone to No. 1 around the world. All three have been certified multi-platinum, while Come Away With Me has been certified diamond.

The track listing for The Fall is as follows:

1. Chasing Pirates (Norah Jones)

2. Even Though (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris)

3. Light As a Feather (Norah Jones/Ryan Adams)

4. Young Blood (Norah Jones/Mike Martin)

5. I Wouldn’t Need You (Norah Jones)

6. Waiting (Norah Jones)

7. It’s Gonna Be (Norah Jones)

8. You’ve Ruined Me (Norah Jones)

9. Back To Manhattan (Norah Jones)

10. Stuck (Norah Jones/Will Sheff)

11. December (Norah Jones)

12. Tell Yer Mama (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris/Richard Julian)

13. Man Of The Hour (Norah Jones)

Norah Jones to release new album in November

Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will release her fourth studio album on Blue Note Records this November. Jones wrote nearly all of the songs in the past two years since completing tours in support of her 2007 global chart-topping, U.S. double-platinum album Not Too Late.

Beloved by fans for her sultry vocals and jazz-informed, piano-driven pop songwriting, Jones has taken a new direction on the as-yet-untitled album, seeing it as a chance to experiment with different sounds and an opportunity to work with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones also enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris.

“I knew I wanted to try some different things on this album,” Jones says. “I’d been playing with the same musicians for a long time. We’re all still friendly and I hope we play together again, but it felt like a good time to work with new people and experiment with different sounds. As far as a producer, I wanted someone who could take me out of my comfort zone and find the right musicians to capture what I wanted to do with this collection of songs. I got in touch with Jacquire initially because he engineered one of my favorite records of all time, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations. He was really eager to do it and we got along really well, which was important.”

King helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). Jones and King tailored the songs to the musicians’ strengths. “I think the record sounds different due to the variety of musicians we used,” Jones says, “I knew I wanted to play with grooves more than I have on previous albums. Some of these new songs lent themselves to having driving rhythms underneath.”

Another noticeable change on Jones’ upcoming album is that she plays mostly guitar. “I actually write more on guitar than I do on piano,” she says. “It just felt more natural for me to play it on these songs.”

Since coming on the scene in 2002, Jones’ has sold a collective 36 million albums worldwide. Her three studio albums, 2002’s eight-time Grammy Award-winning Come Away With Me, 2004’s Feels Like Home, and 2007’s Not Too Late have each topped the Billboard top 200 album charts in the U.S. and gone to No. 1 around the world. All three have been certified multi-platinum, while Come Away With Me has been certified diamond. Since 2007, Jones has collaborated with a number of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Talib Kweli, Willie Nelson, Q-Tip, Irma Thomas, and Andy Samberg’s comedy troupe The Lonely Island. She has also contributed to various soundtracks, including Ken Burns’ The War, Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State, and Wong Kar-wai’s My Blueberry Nights, as well as the Fats Domino tribute album Goin’ Home. In 2007, Jones starred opposite Jude Law in My Blueberry Nights and made a cameo in this year’s season finale of 30 Rock. Also this year, Jones was featured as a flagship artist on Apple’s GarageBand, presenting a tutorial on how to perform her song “Thinking About You.”

More details about Norah Jones’ upcoming album will be announced soon.