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Norah Jones attempts to wow indie kids with new album

on August 21, 2009, 9:05am

Norah Jones has accomplished a lot in nine short years. She has sported three number one albums, sold over 36 millions records worldwide, and can say she got to hang with Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice. But if her yet-to-be-titled fourth LP says anything, the 30-year-old is now attempting to accomplish perhaps the biggest feat of them all: acceptance in the deep, dark, and scary world of indie music.

After all, just take one look at what’s on tap:

  • Mr. Cool himself, Ryan Adams, and Will Sheff helped co-wrote much of the music appearing on the album.
  • Jacquire King, best known for his work with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse, served as producer.
  • 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) all provided musical accompaniment.

“I knew I wanted to try some different things on this album,” Jones said of her latest offering. “I’d been playing with the same musicians for a long time. We’re all still friendly and I hope we play together again, but it felt like a good time to work with new people and experiment with different sounds.

The untitled album is scheduled to hit stores in November. No word on when American Apparel will start to sell Norah Jones t-shirts.

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