.

Norah Returns With "Home"

Second album due next month

January 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Norah Jones will release her second album, Feels Like Home, in February.

The follow-up to her eight-million-selling Come Away With Me finds the singer/pianist joined by her Grammy-winning songwriter/collaborator Jesse Harris, along with the Band's Levon Helm and Garth Hudson. Dolly Parton also makes an appearance on the album. Jones and Parton had previously teamed up in November at the Country Music Association Awards for a rendition of "The Grass Is Blue," a Parton song that Jones covered on a tribute to the country legend.

Jones wrote or co-wrote six of Feels Like Home's thirteen songs, including a recasting of Duke Ellington's "Melancholia" with Jones' new lyrics. The album also features covers of fellow Texan Townes Van Zandt's "Be Here to Love Me" and the Tom Waits rarity "The Long Way Home."

The first single, "Sunrise," is due later this month. Jones will tour Europe in April, and the U.S. in July.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Don't Dream It's Over”

Crowded House | 1986

Early in the sessions for Crowded House's debut album, the band and producer Mitchell Froom were still feeling each other out, and at one point Froom substituted session musicians for the band's Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. "At the time it was a quite threatening thing," Neil Finn told Rolling Stone. "The next day we recorded 'Don't Dream It's Over,' and it had a particularly sad groove to it — I think because Paul and Nick had faced their own mortality." As for the song itself, "It was just about on the one hand feeling kind of lost, and on the other hand sort of urging myself on — don't dream it's over," Finn explained.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com