Single Review: Norah Jones – Carry On

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Norah Jones returns to jazz on new single ‘Carry On’
Norah Jones was off to a brilliant start in her career in 2002 when she dropped her debut album Come Away With Me. She won a handful of Grammy Awards and sold more than 26 million copies of the record. Her brand of easy listening acoustic pop with jazz and blues influences was all over the radio. Although she never managed to reach that level of success again, her albums kept steadily selling high numbers and singles like ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Thinking About You’ became hits. Norah Jones is about to release her sixth solo studio album, Day Breaks, on the 7th of October, preceded by the now available single, ‘Carry On’.

Jones has been experimenting with all kinds of different genres, including country with her band The Little Willies and a more edgy kind of singer-songwriter pop on her most recent album Little Broken Hearts. It seems like she will be going back to her roots, or at least the sound that made her successful in the first place, on Day Breaks. ‘Carry On’ is a delicious piece of singer-songwriter pop with jazzy piano rhythms and that angelic soothing voice of hers. This is the perfect track for a lazy Sunday afternoon, but I assure you, it works just as well on a Friday morning! I don’t expect this track to bring her back to her former levels of success, but it will definitely go down well with her still voluminous fan base.

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