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Norah Jones's "Running" Performance Had the Audience Cheering Her High Note

The singer sang a single from her new album, Visions, out March 8.

By Christopher Rudolph

Norah Jones was a colorful vision on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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The nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist returned to The Tonight Show stage to perform "Running" off of her new album, Visions

Playing piano in front of rainbow decorations and lights, Jones's silky smooth voice had the audience swaying to the mellow yet soulful tune. This was the first live performance of "Running," and Jones had the crowd cheering as she hit the high note during the song's chorus, bringing a smile to the singer's face. It's been over 20 years, and she sounds just as good as she did back on her 2002 debut, Come Away With Me.

"Come on now! That's how you do it right there," said Host Jimmy Fallon after the performance, congratulating Jones and her band.

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Jones's ninth solo studio album is a collaboration with producer and musician Leon Michels, and is being described as "hopeful and contemplative"—opposite from her previous album of original material, Pick Me Up Off The Floor, which was released in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norah Jones on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Episode 1934

Norah Jones celebrates new album release with a colorful Tonight Show performance

"The reason I called the album Visions is because a lot of the ideas came in the middle of the night or in that moment right before sleep, and ‘Running’ was one of them where you’re half asleep and kind of jolted awake,” Jones said in the album announcement. “We did most of the songs in the same way where I was at the piano or on guitar and Leon was playing drums and we were just jamming on stuff. I like the rawness between me and Leon, the way it sounds kind of garage-y but also kind of soulful, because that’s where he’s coming from, but also not overly perfected.”

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Visions will be released on March 8, so get yourself "running" over to your local record store or preferred streaming service to hear the new album. Jones will also embark on a North American tour kicking off in May, in support of Visions. For more info and tickets head over to Jones's website.