Norah Jones Returns With New Album 'Pick Me Up Off The Floor'

By Peyton Blakemore

June 12, 2020

Nearly four years after the release of her sixth studio album, Day Breaks, Norah Jones has returned with Pick Me Up Off The Floor — an 11-track album, featuring collaborators Jeff Tweedy and Brian Blade.

Shockingly, the LP came to fruition by accident as the nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist admitted that she didn't mean to make another album.

"Every session I've done, there've been extra songs I didn't release, and they've sort of been collecting for the last two years," Norah shared in a press release. "I became really enamored with them, having the rough mixes on my phone, listening while I walk the dog. The songs stayed stuck in my head and I realized that they had this surreal thread running through them. It feels like a fever dream taking place somewhere between God, the Devil, the heart, the Country, the planet, and me."

Pick Me Up Off The Floor is Norah's return to piano-based jazz and it is a project that doesn't ignore the current political climate.

"Living in this country — this world — the last few years, I think there's an underlying sense of, 'Lift me up. Let's get up out of this mess and try to figure some things out,'" Norah explained of the album title and the message behind the project. "If there's a darkness to this album, it's not meant to be an impending sense of doom, if feels more like a human longing for connection. Some of the songs that are personal also apply to the larger issues we're all facing. And some of the songs that are about very specific larger things also feel quite personal."

"I don't know if I was just in a zone or if this process turned it on, but I’ve felt more creative in the last year than I ever have," she proclaimed.

Check out the music video for Norah's lead single, "To Live," in the video above!

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