I HAVE long had a soft spot for Norah Jones, despite a public perception she’s as bland as a mashed potato sculpture of Katie Melua.
It’s clear that behind the radio-friendly country-tinged soulful jazz singer is a proficient songwriter – you can’t argue with the craft exhibited on tracks like In The Morning and Don’t Know Why.
But on Little Broken Hearts, producer Danger Mouse has added a little sexy pop sheen to this.
A smattering of his drumbeats and knob-twiddling, when coupled with Norah Jones’ gorgeous pipes on the likes of Say Goodbye and Happy Pills, is sure to arouse some radio interest.
This is not a forced sexy, mind, but more a mellow, sultry sexy – Norah won’t be donning a conical bra and thrusting her groin at listeners any time soon, she’s still more likely to want a cuddle.
Music for spooning lovers, anyone?