NORAH JONES TO PERFORM “CHASING PIRATES” ON CBS LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN TONIGHT PERFORMANCES ALSO CONFIRMED ON ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA, COMEDY CENTRAL THE COLBERT REPORT & ABC THE VIEW; INTERVIEWS CONFIRMED ON ABC NEWS NIGHTLINE, CNN HEADLINE NEWS & NPR MORNING EDITION CRITICS RAVE ABOUT JONES’ NEW ALBUM “THE FALL” SET FOR RELEASE ON EMI’S BLUE NOTE RECORDS NOVEMBER 17
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will kick off a run of TV appearances tonight, November 11, on CBS Late Show With David Letterman with a performance of “Chasing Pirates,” the lead single from her forthcoming album The Fall, which will be released by EMI’s Blue Note Records on November 17.
Jones has also announced performances on ABC Good Morning America (November 16), Comedy Central The Colbert Report (November 18) and ABC The View (November 23). Interview segments on ABC News Nightline, CNN Headline News, and NPR Morning Edition are also slated to air during the week of release. The Fall is currently streaming in its entirety as part of NPR Music’s “Exclusive First Listen” series until November 17.
“Chasing Pirates” has already been heating up the airwaves. The video received its world premiere on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown on October 31 and has since been put into rotation on both VH1 and mtvU. The single has also been embraced in multiple radio formats, already cracking the Top 5 at AAA, Top 10 at Smooth Jazz, Top 25 at AC, and is going for adds at Hot AC this week.
The Fall finds Jones experimenting with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).
CHECK OUT WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FALL:
“The Fall has been billed as Norah Jones’ rock album. In fact, it’s something even more surprising: a hot-blooded soul record.”
“Supple, mellifluous, effortlessly sexy.”
“Norah Jones has moved on. Her imagination’s flying, whether it’s through those instinctive fingers… or the silken sensuality of her voice…”
“Out goes ‘Snorah’, in comes gothic blueswoman…The last vestiges of smoky jazz have been blown away. Instead, King has conjured a deliciously gothic blues, adding cinematic heft to even the slightest of songs…The Fall contains more than a few copper-bottomed classics: “Chasing Pirates,” a near-perfect two-and-half minute study of racing thoughts that get in the way of sleep, quivering with soft-rock sensuality.”
“The Fall… represents an evolution toward a new sound altogether… Jones maintains her jazzy, sultry sound while pushing into more contemporary pop territory… A warm, organic-sounding record, The Fall showcases Jones’ musical depth in exciting and unexpected ways, suitable for old fans and newcomers alike.”
“While her jazzy, piano-driven hits have always been rich in songwriting and arrangement, Jones’ experimentation with tempo and instrumentation on her new material is a welcome one.”
“A game-changing new direction… a more adventurous collaborative album.”
“‘Chasing Pirates’ is a bluesy surprise and welcome change of pace… Jones’ voice remains as lovely as ever.”
“Once we found out Norah was into pirates, we cut off our left leg and started wearing an eye patch. No luck yet, but in the meantime we’re grooving to her uncharacteristically perky new single. Aarrr!”
—Rolling Stone “HOT LIST”
“Norah Jones could have kept recording iterations of Come Away With Me for decades. Clearly that’s not what she’s doing. The gradual shifts away from that oversize debut have worked so far, and The Fall is an even bigger step away, and a step up in what is still the beginning of a big career… what Jones has done with the new record is indeed another departure. Only this time she’s heading down a louder, dusted-up rock path.”