Norah Jones has teamed up with super-producer Danger Mouse for the official follow-up to 2009's "The Fall." "Little Broken Hearts," the singer-songwriter's fifth full-length, will be released this spring on Blue Note/EMI.
Jones and Danger Mouse (real name: Brian Burton) recorded the album at Burton's Los Angeles studio last fall after Jones contributed vocals to Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's "Rome" project last year. "Little Broken Hearts" was entirely produced by Danger Mouse and co-written by Jones and Danger Mouse, and the pair also handled the majority of the instrumentals.
According to a press release, Jones plans to tour "extensively" in 2012, and the singer-songwriter has already announced a pair of dates: June 29 at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater in Rochester, N.Y., and Aug. 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Jones' last full tour came in 2010, when she supported "The Fall" with a 74-date world trek.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Jones' debut, "Come Away With Me," which won the Album of the Year trophy at the 2003 Grammys and has sold 10.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In 2010, the singer released "...Featuring," a compilation album that featured collaborations with the Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams and Q-Tip, among others. Meanwhile, Danger Mouse recently provided production for the Black Keys' latest, "El Camino," which sat at No. 3 on last week's Billboard 200 albums chart.