Norah Jones Releases New Album ‘Pick Me Up Off The Floor’
Norah Jones unveiled Pick Me Up Off The Floor, an 11-track studio album recorded in spurts over the past few years. The Blue Note Records release contains a number of songs inspired by the poetry of Emily Fiskio.
Pick Me Up Off The Floor marks the first official Norah Jones studio album since 2016’s Day Breaks. Jones went into the studio at random intervals following her tour for the album to record new music. While some of those songs were issued as singles and compiled onto last year’s Begin Again, the prolific Jones had plenty of material that wasn’t released and realized they came together in a way that she didn’t expect and wasn’t planned when she started the sessions.
Jones explained the genesis of Pick Me Up Off The Floor during an interview with NPR Music:
I really was excited to do all these collaborations in the last few years, and try to work with people — different engineers, different artists, producers. It was kind of an open door for anything that was inspirational. And I wanted to release singles, because it was a good way to keep it low-commitment and do things fast. As a result, I had a lot of great time in the studio, I released a bunch of singles, but then I had a lot of extra songs from all these sessions. I just really loved them, and I didn’t want to throw them out. It didn’t make sense to release them all as singles, because it was just too much stuff, and it really felt like an album; they related.
The lead single from the album was “I’m Alive,” a song on which she collaborated with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. “I’m Alive” also features Jeff’s son, Spencer Tweedy on drums. Additionally, Jones previewed the LP with singles “How I Weep” and “Were You Watching.”
Stream Pick Me Up Off The Floor below: