NORAH JONES & LAUFEY COLLABORATE ON A COZY PAIR OF NEW HOLIDAY SONGS CHRISTMAS WITH YOU
TWO-TRACK SINGLE OUT NOV. 10 FEATURES THEIR ORIGINAL “BETTER THAN SNOW” & “HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS”
8 NOVEMBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Norah Jones and Laufey have collaborated on a cozy pair of new holiday songs with their two-track single Christmas With You out this Friday, November 10. Two artists who seamlessly blend jazz and pop sensibilities, Norah and Laufey combine their distinctive sounds on two vocal duets—a delightful version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and their playful new co-written original “Better Than Snow.” The songs were recorded in an intimate setting with Norah on piano and Laufey on guitar and cello. Christmas With You is out digitally on November 10 with 7” vinyl to follow on December 15 including a red colour variant which will be available exclusively via official artist stores and the Blue Note Store.
Laufey will also be the featured guest on Norah’s podcast Norah Jones Is Playing Along for the final episode of the year on November 21.
The credits for Christmas With You are as follows:
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (4:18)
Written by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin
Norah Jones – vocals & piano
Laufey – vocals & cello
- Better Than Snow (2:46)
Written by Norah Jones & Laufey
Norah Jones – vocals & piano
Laufey – vocals & acoustic guitar
Produced by Norah Jones & Laufey
ABOUT NORAH JONES:
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY Awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Since then, Jones has become a nine-time GRAMMY-winner, sold more than 52 million albums, and her songs have been streamed ten billion times worldwide. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), Little Broken Hearts (2012), Day Breaks (2016), Pick Me Up Off The Floor (2020), the live album ‘Til We Meet Again (2021), and her holiday album I Dream Of Christmas (2021)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies, El Madmo, and Puss N Boots featuring Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Herbie Hancock. In 2022, Jones launched her podcast Norah Jones Is Playing Along which features candid conversations and impromptu musical collaborations with some her favorite musicians.
Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) was raised between Reykjavík and Washington, D.C. with annual visits to Beijing. She grew up playing cello as well as piano and became hooked on the jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald after digging through her father’s record collection. In 2020, while still a student at Berklee College of Music, Laufey released her debut single “Street by Street,” which went on to top the Icelandic radio charts. Following the release of her 2021 Typical of Me EP, Laufey was named Best New Artist in Jazz and Blues at the Icelandic Music Awards. Laufey’s 2022 debut full-length, Everything I Know About Love reached #1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Album chart, and she was the most streamed jazz artist on Spotify that year. Her new album, Bewitched, broke the record as the biggest debut for a jazz album on Spotify in history. The album debuted at #2 on Spotify’s Global and U.S. Album Charts, as well as #23 on the Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, #1 on Current Traditional Jazz Albums Chart and #3 on Vinyl Albums Chart. It has been praised by the likes of The New York Times, Variety, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, NPR, Pitchfork, The Washington Post and more. Her North American "The Bewitched Tour" sold-out in minutes, following sold-out runs in Asia and Australia. Today, Laufey has over 1 billion streams across all platforms.
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