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Monday, November 16, 2009

Norah Jones in new form


Norah Jones’ latest release The Fall shows the sultry singer, guitarist and pianist in a new light, one that's quite flattering.

The new album showcases a new band—without bass player and ex- boyfriend Lee Alexander. It also depicts a different piano playing style than Jones is known for—a style a little less present.

But perhaps the most notable difference on the record is in the lyrics. Jones employed Ryan Adams for “Light as a Feather" and she shares the spotlight with four other writers, however her name appears solo under the songwriting credit for eight of the songs.

The Fall has received impressive reviews, and it seems the collaboration with Jacquire King—who’s worked with Modest Mouse and Tom Waits—has been advantageous.

Being pegged as her “break-up” album, Jones uses imagery ( and lots of rhyming) to illustrate her experiences over the past few years.

The Grammy Award winner-- who has solf over 36 million records worldwide-- will have no problem living up to her name with this innovative new release.

--Ashley Thompson
Currently listening to "It's Gonna Be" by Norah Jones
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