Norah Jones must really dig living in Cobble Hill, because the nine-time Grammy Award winner hasn’t released a new album since moving to the neighborhood in late 2009. That’s about to change with “Little Broken Hearts,” Jones’ fifth full-length disc, coming May 1 on Blue Note Records/EMI.
The project is produced by Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton), with all 12 cuts co-written by Jones and Burton. “Hearts” will be preceded by single “Happy Pills,” which you can listen to here.
Jones first emerged on the world stage a decade ago with No. 1 album “Come Away With Me,” which fostered the mammoth hit single “Don’t Know Why.” The disc ultimately sold 25 million copies worldwide. Follow-up albums “Feels Like Home” (2004), “Not Too Late” (2007), and “The Fall” (2009) were all also platinum-plus sellers.
In 2009, Jones paid $4.9 million for a 4,100 square foot Amity Street Greek Revival townhouse in the Cobble Hill Historic District. She immediately rattled preservationists with a request to cut 10 windows into the side of the home, which was eventually downsized to seven. Later attempts by neighbors to do the same were deemed “pulling a Norah Jones.”
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