Fans of Norah Jones will get a little more insight into the Grammy-winning singer when she releases her new album,
Not Too Late
, in January. For the first time, she has written or co-written all the songs.
"I think it reflects more sides of my personality than my first two records did. It has different sides to it, it has a lot more variety to it," the 27-year-old singer, daughter of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Friday.
Jones' first record, a mix of jazzy, folky tunes, 2002's Come Away With Me, was a runaway success and sold more than 8 million records in the United States, fueled by the smoky tune Don't Know Why, which she didn't write.
Her sophomore album, Feels Like Home, featured more of Jones' songwriting talents. But Not Too Late, due out January 30, is the first time she has had a hand in all the songs.
"The main reason I didn't do it before is because I didn't have the songs!" Jones said with a laugh.
But she's been spending more time over the last few years working on songs.
"Songwriting was a newer thing for me in the past five, six years. I'm just excited that I have these songs. I'm really proud of them, I do feel they're a little different than the songs I wrote on my first two records," she said.
Jones said her new songs are a bit more intimate, with a bit of humor, but still retain the laid-back feel of her previous records.