Sunday, 15 April 2012
SONG FOR THE MOMENT (APRIL): NORAH JONES-HAPPY PILLS
Norah Jones is back good ladies and gentleman with the pure ecstasy that is her new sensual, smoky, smooth, slow burner, 'Happy Pills'. After last years European vaction and 'Rome' collaboration with Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi and Jack White, Norah hooks up with one half of Gnarls Barkley in super producer Danger Mouse for her own new disc 'Little Broken Hearts' due in May. From the first take it's looking and sounding like one of the coolest and best albums of the year too. Mixing the potent perfect score of 'Rome', with Norah's own marvellously mellow and seriously sultry sound makes for the perfect cocktail for a classic record. The stripped down, but simple and sexy mixture, 'Happy Pills' is popping with a vintage, throwback feel, from the beat to the almost 'Mad Men' styled video that shows a different side of Miss Jones. Voacal and vivid it's all so smouldering hot.The 'Come Away With Me' singer has been one of the hardest working women of late. After her last formidable more electric album 'The Fall', she's collaborated with so many people she even made a duets album (the favourite '...Featuring') and to begin this year her country side project The Little Willies reunited 'For The Good Times'. Now pushing the envelope musically once more with one of her boldest, bravest and best songs. Jones gives us a hallmark hit which looks to garner the Grammy queen more awards...and the winner is...Norah! TIM DAVID HARVEY.