Norah Jones reveals her current listening and the identity of her CD cover canine costar

Norah Jones’ new CD, The Fall, (out yesterday) finds the chanteuse heading off in a rockier direction with a collection partly inspired by her break-up with boyfriend and musical collaborator Lee Alexander.

All of which has little to do with the burning question EW wants Ms. Jones to answer: Who is that gorgeous monster-hound with her on the cover? “His name is Ben,” she tells EW. “He’s just somebody’s pet in Brooklyn. The photographer had this idea to have 15 dogs swarming around, but this one was so beautiful we took some solo shots. I didn’t bring my own dog. He’s a poodle, but he’s 20 pounds and looks like Fozzie Bear and he would have incited chaos.”

Jones also revealed what music is currently making her go “Woof!” “I just loved that Santigold record, and MGMT. I love Elvis Perkins, I’ve been listening to that a lot. But I’m, like, obsessed with Neil Young. I’m listening to Zuma and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere a lot. He seems like someone that just does whatever the hell he wants. And God love him for that!”

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  • Blanche

    If she was covered in whip cream, this picture would look just like that old album my Mom had from Herb Alpert & the Tijuana brass. Except for the dogs. Ha.

  • couchgrouch

    those are classic records by Neil. that’s why her stuff doesn’t date five minutes after it comes out like most modern drum machine songs. she knows how to look back and put some history in her tunes.

  • cocoa

    Thats my dog, Ben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great dog, hugh

  • Jen

    what dog breed is this dog? I’ve been wanting a dog just like this but have no idea what it’s called.

    • lisa

      I was wondering who the other dogs are?? Local shelter maybe?

      • lisa

        her dog is a puerile she sings about him in a few songs. Man of the hr. and I wouldn’t need you.

  • Charles Schalk

    The cover dog is a st bernard

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