Norah Jones has announced that her new album Day Breaks, the follow-up to 2012’s Little Broken Hearts, will arrive on October 7th. Jones also unveiled the new video for the album’s tender first single “Carry On,” featuring an elderly couple dancing in their kitchen while Jones serenades them from afar.
The 12-track LP features nine new songs alongside covers of tracks by Neil Young (“Don’t Be Denied”), Horace Silver and Duke Ellington (Jones previously covered Young at the annual Neil Fest all-star concert). Saxophone legend Wayne Shorter, organist Lonnie Smith and drummer Brian Blade also guest on the LP.
Whereas her previous albums were written with Jones on guitar, Day Breaks finds the singer-songwriter returning to the Grammy-winning roots of her smashCome Away With Me by composing the album’s nine original songs on the piano.
“This new album feels full circle because I’m going back to my early influences,” Jones said of Day Breaks in a statement. “After the first record, I drifted away from the piano a little bit. I still played it, but was more inspired to write on guitar. I really loved playing piano on this record.”
Fans who pre-order Day Breaks now receive an instant download of “Carry On.” The album will be available in a variety of formats ranging from digital download to compact disc to exclusive Barnes and Noble-only orange vinyl. Check out Jones’ web store for more information.
In addition to her new LP, Jones will also embark on a tour in support of Day Breaks this fall.
Day Breaks Tracklist
4. “It’s A Wonderful Time For Love”
5. “And Then There Was You”
6. “Don’t Be Denied”
7. “Day Breaks”
9. “Once I Had A Laugh”
10. “Sleeping Wild”
11. “Carry On”
12. “Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)”
Norah Jones Tour Dates
August 10 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
September 23 – Denton, TX @ Oaktopia
October 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 19 – Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
October 20 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
October 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
October 28 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
November 28 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster PAC
November 29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
December 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
December 3 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
December 8 – Providence, RI @ The VETS
December 9 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
December 10 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre