17 APRIL 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Norah Jones has released a powerful new video for “Flipside” from her acclaimed album Day Break, which was released last fall via Blue Note Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
The video was directed by Sam Kuhn and pays homage to the vital role of protest throughout American history. The most rhythmically charged song on the album it also has a pointed socio-political charge to it. Norah sets a driving bass line with her left hand and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s organ swirls overhead while her vocal builds to a shout at the chorus: “I can’t stand when you tell me to get back / If we’re all free, then why does it seem / We can’t just be”
“I was really inspired by the news and the stuff that’s been going on in the world and in this country the last couple years,” Norah says. “It’s been really volatile and crazy, and I was listening to that Les McCann song ‘Compared to What’ and very much influenced by how just grooving and amazing it is but it’s also very political and it’s just from the gut.”
Norah Jones returns to the piano and her jazz roots on her remarkable new album Day Breaks, which once again proves Jones to be her generation’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. Day Breaks is a kindred spirit to Come Away With Me, though it is unquestionably the work of a mature artist who has lived life and grown immensely in her craft. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.
NORAH JONES – 2017 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
5/26/17 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
5/27/17 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
5/28/17 – Place des Arts – Montreal, QC