Norah Jones has announced her ninth studio album Visions.
The nine-time Grammy winner’s latest effort is a collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels.
The 12-song set finds Jones singing about feeling free, wanting to dance, making it right, and accepting what life brings. It contrasts with the darker emotions of Pick Me Up Off the Floor, the singer-songwriter’s last album of new original songs that was released in early 2020.
Watch the music video for the lead single “Running”:
“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, and ‘Running’ was one of them where you’re half asleep and kind of jolted awake,” Jones says. “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. 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.”
Michels and Jones first collaborated on the single “Can You Believe” and later worked together on her 2021 holiday album I Dream of Christmas.
Visions also features contributions from trumpeter Dave Guy, bassist Jesse Murphy, and drummers Brian Blade and Homer Steinweiss.