Turning 30 inspired Norah's album
Norah Jones was inspired to write her new album after she turned 30.
The Grammy-winning musician, who hit the milestone birthday last March, told The Independent: "It seems like maybe it's because I'm 30 and all my girlfriends are about the same age that everyone's going through changes at this point in their life, whether it's getting married, having a baby, breaking up, getting a divorce, getting a dog, all those kinds of things."
She added: "It was surrounding me and I was certainly going through my own things too - there was plenty to draw on!"
The Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, whose new album The Fall is out now, enjoys being 30.
"I definitely feel more at ease than I did when I was in my 20s. I think as you get older, you feel more comfortable with yourself and your decisions and less worried about what other people think," she said.
Norah broke up with her boyfriend of eight years, bassist Lee Alexander, over two years ago and got a dog to help her heal.
"It was time consuming because he was a small puppy. He gives me lots of loving," she added.