'Visions' marks the Grammy winner's first album since 2021's 'I Dream of Christmas'
It's time for new Norah Jones music!
On Thursday, the Grammy winner announced her ninth studio album Visions and released a picturesque music video for its lead single "Running."
In a statement, Jones opened up about the inspiration behind the 12-song record. "The reason I called the album Visions is because a lot of the ideas came in the middle of the night or in that moment right before sleep," said the 44-year-old singer-songwriter, "and ‘Running’ was one of them where you're half asleep and kind of jolted awake."
Visions was largely crafted alongside producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels, who shared a special collaborative bond with Jones throughout its creation.
"We did most of the songs in the same way where I was at the piano or on guitar and Leon was playing drums and we were just jamming on stuff," added the musician. "I like the rawness between me and Leon, the way it sounds kind of garage-y but also kind of soulful, because that's where he's coming from, but also not overly perfected."
Trumpet plauyer Dave Guy, bassist Jesse Murphy, and drummers Brian Blade and Homer Steinweiss also contributed to the album, which marks Jones' first full-length body of work since 2021's I Dream of Christmas.
Visions is set for a March 8 release via Blue Note Records, and Jones will embark on a North American tour in support of the album in May. Ticket information is available at her website.
In a 2022 interview with PEOPLE, Jones reflected on her debut album Come Away with Me in honor of its 20th anniversary. The project was a runaway success at the time, earning five Grammy Awards in 2003 and eventually becoming diamond-certified for over 10 million units sold.
Jones said the experience ranged from "slightly stressful and anxiety-inducting" to "crazy fun," but she never let it put pressure on her future endeavors.
"Trying to stay on top can be exhausting, and I never wanted that for myself," she recalled at the time. "I think if you focus on making music from your heart, hopefully you can get through whatever obstacles come around."
"I sort of just told myself, 'You know what? This is bananas. You're never going to match it, so just play the music you want to play. Don't try to recreate your first album because that's going to backfire,'" added Jones — who's since earned four more Grammys for her subsequent releases.
See below for Norah Jones' 2024 North American tour dates.
May 6 - Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway
May 7 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House
May 10 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 13 - Washington, D.C. - Kennedy Center Concert Hall
May 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia
May 16 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Paramount
May 19 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
May 24 - Napa, CA - BottleRock Napa Valley
June 30 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
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