“My mind’s racing from chasing pirates” is the anchor to this track’s hook, and other piratey puns. You’d be fair to assume that’s a metaphorical line, unless you were this blogger couple. You’d also be wrong! Norah is actually chasing pirates on the streets of NYC, by consulting centuries old maritime maps, hoisting skull-and-crossboned sails, strapping on pirate boots and a era-appropriate skirt, and steering her charming apartment building (which is now a nautical vessel) through downtown traffic. Since Norah tends to sell more than, say Fool’s Gold, she was able to secure a reasonably competent director to translate her concept in Rich Lee aka the guy who did the effects for the Pirates Of The Carribean movies. The video’s not as ostentatious as that would suggest, though, just like the music itself isn’t the the all-out Mule Variations variation the album’s pre-release publicity advertised; it does join the song in being a good look for Norah Jones, though.

(via VH1)

The Fall is out 11/17 via Blue Note. More from the album: “It’s Gonna Be” recently got its live debut on Dancing With The Stars

…and “Young Blood” did so at an Apple conference. Still waiting on the Will Sheff and Ryan Adams co-written tracks.

Comments (14)

  2. Now that’s some adult contemporary I can get into. I also like the new haircut.

  3. rgr_moore  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    Where did your long hair go? Where is the girl I used to know?

  4. Charles  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    Norah Jones has the kind of talent that will give her (if she wants) a thirty or forty year career in the music industry. Long after most of the current artists have been forgotten, Norah Jones will still be making music.

  5. Nomen Nescio  |   Posted on Oct 28th, 2009 0

    Am I the first to think of Monty Python’s rogue accountants in the Life of Brian, sailing in their Victorian office building, assailing glass sky scrapers?

  6. Shaun  |   Posted on Oct 28th, 2009 0

    Nomen, you were not the first to think that.

    God I love Norah Jones so fucking much. The song is great, too.

  7. Oh Gosh  |   Posted on Oct 28th, 2009 0

    Too safe!… It’s 1966!

  8. The Monty Python mini-movie was The Crimson Permanent Assurance (from Meaning Of Life, not Life Of Brian). And it was a lot better than this half-realized concept. But Norah looks great!

  9. Who made this, an Urban Outfitters task force?

  10. I want to dislike this song more than I do, but in truth it’s enjoyable in a warm sleepy kind of way. What I can honestly say I dislike about Norah Jones is her whole contrived projection of herself. Her melting sultry looks at the camera, and her faux oh-so-adorable mannerisms… She just never seemed in the least bit genuine to me.

  11. jaxi  |   Posted on Jan 29th, 2010 0

    !oh well i love the new hair! it softens her features and actually makes her look younger i think! i wish i had the guts to cut my hair, actually i do! its just that someone else always tries to keep me from doing what i really want to do. Hmmm? it’s MY hair not his! let HIM grow his own damn hair if he wants long hair to play with? right? right! a choppin we will go!!!! lol!

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