Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jewel "Picking Up the Pieces"

Jewel, the "Pieces of You" of singer is launching a comeback to the music scene. She has a new album "Picking Up The Pieces" which is a return to Folk-pop genre that made her famous. Jewel says that this record was strongly shaped and influenced by the genre.

Speaking with Billboard magazine she said "When I first came out, country radio was Shania Twain and Faith Hill. It was a lot more pop than what I was. (But) as a singer-songwriter, I knew I had to get into the country business, because it was the only place I could tell stories…. It’s felt like a great home. For the first time in my life I was asked, "Why did you write this lyric?" I was just asked, "What’s your favorite nail color?" I’m like, ‘Really? Did you ask Beck that?’”

“A lot of people will think this is a break-up record,” she said. “And it is in a lot of ways. I wrote some of it going through a divorce. Though I wrote ‘Everything Breaks’ 15 years ago, I felt everything I was going through when I sang it. But, a lot of them aren’t written about him…but some of them are.”

The album will also feature songs written with country stalwarts like Rodney Crowell and Dolly Parton. Jewel produced the 14-song collection herself in Nashville, where she currently lives with her son.

I just love the song, and Jewel has that cool voice that are easy and smooth on the ears.