March 2, 2003, Norah Jones started a four week run at #1 on the UK album chart with her debut album Come Away With Me! (via thisdayinmusic.com)
Wow, when Come Away With Me came out everyone was blown away, pretty much because Norah Jones sang so easy and the arrangement was so sparse and relaxing. Her guitar player/producer was brilliant and mixed it like she’s whispering in your ear. I loved the whole album!! This started a whole slew of female singer/songwriters doing these kind of underproduced light songs which do very well placed for emotional moments on television shows like Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hil.
Hard for me to sing real soft. I tend to blow out a microphone and it would be like me screaming in your ear instead of whispering.
But, I gave it a shot!
Come Away With Me!