Norah Jones and Russ Meyer

Who would have ever thought that Billboard magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Decade (2000-2009) would find creative inspiration from the King of 1960s sexploitation films? But that’s exactly what happened while Norah Jones was recording her new album, Little Broken Hearts, in the Los Angeles studio of Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), surrounded by posters from Russ Meyer’s campy, satirical films featuring big-bosomed ladies.

Russ Meyer Film Posters

Russ Meyer hard at work...

The announcement for the album on Jones’ website explains:

Jones drew the inspiration for the album cover from the vintage movie posters that adorn Burton’s Los Angeles studio. “Brian has this great collection of Russ Meyer posters in his studio,” explains Jones, “and this particular one, called Mudhoney, was right over the couch where I sat every day. I always was looking at it and thinking ‘that’s so cool I want to look like her!’ I remember staring at the poster the whole time we made the record. It’s a great visual.”

Little Broken Hearts is set to be released on May 1st.


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