Seven stylistically diverse tracks recorded with collaborators
Guests include Thomas Bartlett and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy
Featuring "It Was You," and "Wintertime"
Limited time album download included
Norah Jones' Begin Again is a collection of seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded throughout 2018 with collaborators that include Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett.
In advance, Jones has released a new track, "Just A Little Bit," which was produced by Jones and features her on vocals, piano, and organ along with Brian Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass, Dave Guy on trumpet, and Leon Michels on tenor saxophone.
After the 2016 release of her acclaimed album Day Breaks — and the extensive promotional campaign and world tour that accompanied it — Jones quietly returned to the studio with the sole intent of following her muse down creative pathways without any expectations or boundaries. Revelling in the joy and spontaneity of music-making with a true spirit of openness, Jones got together with various friends for brief, largely-improvised sessions to collaborate and experiment.
"I felt inspired to record and try different things," Jones says, adding that the idea was to make it "quick and fun and easy and low-pressure. It's a great way to collaborate with other people. Just a day or three in the studio and that's it."
"I try to go in with a few clips of voice memo ideas to have a jumping off point," she explains. "With each session the little ideas were definitely with those particular musicians in mind, but the hope is to always create in the moment and with each session there were songs that came out of nothing. I was very open and had no real expectations as far as direction, but each session has exceeded my expectations. It's been so fun and I feel very inspired right now and love all the different directions this is going."
1. My Heart is Full 2. Begin Again 3. It Was You 4. A Song with No Name 5. Uh Oh 6. Wintertime 7. Just a Little Bit