Singer Norah Jones aims to appease the Covid-19 blues with her Christmas debut album

Christmas is fast approaching, but the holiday season is more low-key than many hoped due to growing concerns about Covid-19 around the world.

To help quell the Covid-19 blues, American singer-songwriter Norah Jones released an unexpected giveaway – a full Christmas album titled i dream of christmas.

“This album came out of the very long first year of the pandemic. I needed something to look forward to and a way to be creative with a little joy. It was the perfect project for me, ”the jazz singer said in an email.

i dream of christmas is Jones’ first holiday album since his debut almost 20 years ago.

A mix of Christmas classics and originals, the album features his take on the Chipmunks Christmas don’t be late, White christmas, Blue christmas, Winter wonders, Christmas time has arrived, and more.

For a sense of comfort during a lockdown, Jones found herself listening to James Brown Awesome christmas and that of Elvis Presley Christmas album.

Then she had the idea of ​​releasing her first Christmas album, not only as a gift for listeners and her fans around the world, but to take comfort in the time of the coronavirus.

“Christmas music has that nostalgic side that is very comforting, especially with age. (The producer of the album) Leon (Michels) and I had a great Christmas playlist that came and went with amazing inspiration on it. Duke Ellington Cherry Rum Sugar is the one that comes to mind, ”she said.

While Christmas brings nostalgia, it’s also a beautiful and magical time of year to expect, according to Jones.

Undeniably, there are many amazing and classic Christmas carols out there, but the musician picked her all-time favorites that she wanted to sing the most and “it all fell into place,” the songwriter said. interpreter.

The musician also helped write six of the album’s 13 songs. She feels the most attached to the first song Christmas Call (Jolly Jones), and the song helped inform the entire album with “the Christmas spirit longing and the missing friends that feel like family,” she said.

Having debuted in 2002 with his first studio album Come with me, the artist will celebrate his 20 years in music next year. The nine Grammy award winner has sold over 50 million albums and her songs have been played six billion times worldwide.

While the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic forced her to cancel her plans to tour the United States last year, the singer is planning a nationwide tour next year. She also hopes to visit Korea again, where she performed in 2005, 2012 and 2017. – The Korea Herald / Asia News Network

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