We already knew that Norah Jones and Danger Mouse would be teaming up for Jones' fifth album, but we've finally got some details, including release date and the stunning Russ Meyer-inspired cover art you've been staring at.
After contributing vocals last year on Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and composer Daniele Luppi's Rome, Jones enlisted Burton to produce all of her fifth album Little Broken Hearts, due out May 1. Judging by the title and song titles "After the Fall," "Say Goodbye" and "4 Broken Hearts," we'll just assume this may not be soundtracking weddings anytime soon.
As for the album cover, Jones said she was inspired by vintage movie posters in Burton's studio. “Brian has this great collection of Russ Meyer posters in his studio,” said Jones in a statement. “And this particular one, called Mudhoney, was right over the couch where I sat every day. I always was looking at it and thinking ‘that’s so cool I want to look like her!’ I remember staring at the poster the whole time we made the record. It’s a great visual." We agree, Norah.
This month is a milestone for Jones, who next week celebrates the 10-year anniversary of her debut album Come Away With Me.
Jones will debut songs from Little Broken Hearts at this year's South By Southwest festival before embarking on European and U.S. tours.
Danger Mouse + Daniela Luppi featuring Norah Jones - "Problem Queen"