Having sold nearly 8 million copies, the 2002 album Come Away With
Me by Grammy-sweeping singer Norah Jones still sits amid the top 40
on the Billboard albums chart. And Jones will likely own another
of the top 50 slots soon.
Her second album, Feels Like Home, will hit shelves February 10.
The disc was co-produced by Jones and Arif Mardin, who worked on
Come Away With Me. The first single, “Sunrise,” went for radio
adds on Monday.
A video for the song was recently shot by James Frost (Pearl Jam, Saves
the Day), who directed Jones’ “Come Away With Me.” The clip
begins in a naturalistic setting, with Jones at the piano, but evolves
into a surreal fantasy reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.
Seven of Feels Like Home’s 13 songs were written or co-written
by Jones. Her bandmates — guitarists Adam Levy and Kevin Breit,
bassist Lee Alexander, drummer Andrew Borger and keyboardist and
backing vocalist Daru Oda — also wrote for the album.
Guests include Dolly Parton on “Creepin’ In” and the Band’s drummer
Levon Helm and organ player Garth Hudson on “What Am I to You?” Hudson
also plays on a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Be Here to Love Me.” Jones
covers Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan’s “The Long Way Home” and revised
Duke Ellington’s “Melancholia” with new lyrics as “Don’t Miss You At
Feels Like Home was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York,
last April and at Avatar, Sear and Sorcerer Sound studios in New York
City in November and December.
Jones will launch a tour of Europe April 15 in Dublin, and her next full
North American tour will begin in the summer.