Norah Jones announces new LP Day Brakes, shares video for lead single “Carry On” — watch

Jones returns to piano and jazz roots for an album that "feels full circle"


    Norah Jones has announced her first album in four years, Day Breaks. The follow-up to 2012’s Little Broken Hearts is due out October 7th via Blue Note, and is being billed as a return to the singer-songwriter’s piano-based jazz roots.

    “This new album feels full circle because I’m going back to my early influences,” Jones said in a press release. “After the first record, I drifted away from the piano a little bit. I still played it, but was more inspired to write on guitar. I really loved playing piano on this record.”

    Sparking her decision to go back to early sounds was the 2014 Blue Note at 75 record in Washington, DC. There, she performed a cover of Jesse Harris’ “I’ve Got to See You Again” with Wayne Shorter on saxophone, drummer Brian Blade, bassist John Patitucci, and Jason Moran on piano. Shorter and Blade joined Jones for this latest effort, as did organist Dr. Lonnie Smith.


    Of the 12 songs on the record, nine are originals, with the three others being covers: Neil Young’s “Don’t Be Denied”, Duke Ellington’s “Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)”, and Horace Silver’s “Peace”. Along with the announcement, Jones has shared the video for soft and dusky lead single “Carry On”. Check that out above.

    Digital pre-orders come with an instagrat download of “Carry On”.

    Day Breaks Album Artwork:


    Day Breaks Tracklist:
    01. Burn
    02. Tragedy
    03. Flipside
    04. It’s A Wonderful Time For Love
    05. And Then There Was You
    06. Don’t Be Denied
    7. Day Breaks
    08. Peace
    09. Once I Had A Laugh
    10. Sleeping Wild
    11. Carry On
    12. Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)

    Jones has also unveiled fall tour dates for North America and Europe. Those who pre-order Day Breaks via the Norah Jones Store before Sunday, August 7th at 11:59pm ET will get first crack at “the best seats in the house.” General onsale launches on August 12th. Find her full itinerary below.


    Norah Jones 2016 Tour Dates:
    08/10 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    09/23 – Denton, TX @ Oaktopia
    10/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
    10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall *
    10/20 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium *
    10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
    10/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
    10/28 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
    11/08 – Milan, IT @ Teatro degli Arcimboldi
    11/09 – Padova, IT @ Granteatro Geox
    11/11 – Lyon, FR @ Ampitheatre Cite des Congres
    11/12 – Lille, FR @ Theatre Sebastapol
    11/14 – London, UK @ Palladium
    11/15 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
    11/16 – Bordeaux, FR @ Teatre Femina
    11/21 – Paris, FR @ Olympia (Blue Note Festival)
    11/28 – Kingston, NT @ Ulster PAC
    11/29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
    12/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
    12/03 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    12/08 – Providence, RI @ The VETS
    12/09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    12/10 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

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