Tuesday 19 September 2017

Jones plays piano in the kitchen

Norah Jones likes to play the piano in her kitchen
Norah Jones likes to play the piano in her kitchen

Norah Jones has revealed she keeps a piano in her kitchen so she can tinkle the ivories whenever the mood takes her.

The 33-year-old singer - who worked with producer Danger Mouse, real name Brian Burton, on her new album Little Broken Hearts - explained she never used to play her piano when it was stuck away in her office.

Norah said: "It's nice because I have a music room, but you know it's like the office you never go in or the dining room you never go in or something. So I ended up putting this funky old piano in my kitchen, and it's great."

Norah said she didn't intend for Little Broken Hearts to be a break-up album, it just turned out that way. But rather than a gloomy depiction of a difficult time, the album offered her a surprising catharsis.

"It just kind of came out when we were writing," she said.

"I think Brian is very drawn to darkness in music and I am drawn to melancholy - not necessarily darkness as much as he is. I think when we just kind of put that together, this is what came out.

"I'd definitely just gone through a break-up and I felt like I was coming out really well on the other side... A lot of it's personal, dramatised and tweaked, and both of us were talking about, 'Oh, what if this?! What if that?!'."

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