Jewel's 'This Way' Due Nov. 13
As tipped here last month, Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth Atlantic album, "This Way." First single "Standing Still" is being shipped to U.S. radio outlets this week, with a video clip directAs tipped here last month, Jewel will on Nov. 13 release her fourth Atlantic album, "This Way." First single "Standing Still" is being shipped to U.S. radio outlets this week, with a video clip directed by Darren Grant (Craig David) due to premiere later this month.
"This Way" was produced by Jewel with Dann Huff, known for his work with an array of artists such as Faith Hill and Megadeth. The set is Jewel's first album of all original material since 1998's "Spirit," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.
"I wanted to focus on the craft of performing and songwriting," Jewel said in a statement. "I've always been a live musician, and I wanted my voice to shine through. At the same time, I hope to stay relevant as a writer, which means staying honest about where you are. The most important thing to me is maintaining my authenticity. I'll always be curious musically and want to try new things, but above all, I want the music to sound honest and good in 20 years."
The album will be released Oct. 31 in Japan, Nov. 12 in Europe, and the following day in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
No official tour has yet been announced in support of "This Way," but Jewel does have a handful of appearances lined up. On Sept. 22, she will play alongside Alanis Morissette, Barenaked Ladies, and Shelby Lynne, among others, at Mixfest 2001 in Foxboro, Mass. She is also confirmed to play a concert celebrating the New York Civil Liberties Union on Nov. 14 at the city's Irving Plaza.