The official video for the album’s lead single, ‘Running’, is released today
March 8th Norah Jones – nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and pianist – will release ‘Visions’, his ninth album in the studio as a soloist. A collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Leon Michels that is presented today with the official video for the album’s lead single, ‘Running’. The song was co-written by Jones and Michels and features Norah on vocals, piano, guitar and bass, while Leon is on drums and baritone saxophone. Jones also announced North American tour dates of spring 2024 which begins May 6 in Boston (MGM at Fenway) and includes concerts in Washington DC (The Kennedy Center, May 13), Brooklyn (Paramount Theatre, May 16-17) and Manhattan (Apollo Theatre, May 19).
Ticket pre-sales start today and general sales will begin on January 25th. Visions is Norah Jones’ ninth studio album, a vibrant and joyful record with 12 songs in which the nine-time Grammy Award winner sings about her feeling of freedom, of dancing, of doing things right and of accepting what comes her way. life brings with it. It’s the yang to the yin of “Pick Me Up Off The Floor,” Norah Jones’ latest album of original songs, released at the start of the 2020 pandemic and heralding many of the dark emotions of that period.
“The reason I called the album Visions is that many ideas came in the middle of the night or in that moment before sleep, and ‘Running’ was one of those moments where you’re half asleep and you wake up with a start: I had a melody and some lyrics running through my head and I just recorded them with a voice memo” he says Norah Jones. “We did most of the songs the same way: I was on piano or guitar, Leon played drums and we just jammed. I like the rawness between me and Leon, the way it sounds a little garage but also a little soulful, because that’s where it comes from, but also not too refined.”
Leon Michels played saxophone in Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and performed with Lee Fields & The Expressions, Dan Auerbach’s band The Arcs, the Menahan Street Band and his personal project El Michels Affair. Michels and Jones first collaborated on the single “Can You Believe” and later worked together on the 2021 album I Dream of Christmas. Visions also features contributions from trumpeter Dave Guy, bassist Jesse Murphy and drummers Brian Blade and Homer Steinweiss.