Friday night, Norah Jones will perform her career hits, as well as songs from her new album Little Broken Hearts, on VH1 Storytellers, which debuts at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
One of the highlights of the show is a performance of Norah’s new single "Happy Pills," and her story about how the song came to be. In an advance clip, Norah is seen telling audience members how the song was born in the studio while she was waiting for everyone to agree on the food order.
Norah says she was getting "hangry" -- a deadly combination of "hungry" and "angry" -- so to distract her, Brian Burton, the song's co-writer and co-producer, started strumming an "annoyingly happy... [melody] like a little angel... just, kind of, trying to cheer me up."
Norah says she decided to record the snippet on her iPhone but didn't return to it until a few weeks later when Brian asked about the "silly angel song." The problem was that the feel-good melody didn't match the rest of the album. "The other songs are kind of mellow, kind of dark," Norah explains, "And so we just made the lyrics really mean and then it fit in perfectly!"
After her Storytellers stint, on June 13, Norah will be performing on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before heading to The Today Show for a June 15 performance. Then on June 20, Norah's world tour kicks off in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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