Don’t expect Norah Jones to give away the entire story behind the conception of her songs on this Friday’s VH1 Storytellers: Norah Jones. Don’t fret, folks. In the way she shared how “Happy Pills” came to fruition, she will give interesting details on select songs, but what she doesn’t want to do is tell so much that it becomes boring. “It kind of takes the magic out of the song,” she told us.
Jones has had such massive success that one would think the pressure to stay on top would be daunting. For Norah she doesn’t worry about the numbers and chooses to focus on the music. “The success I’ve had kind of allowed me a lot of freedom to do what I want to do,” she said. “I know I’m never gonna have it like that again because it’s a different world. It’s hard to manufacture that kind of success, and I wouldn’t want to.” With a voice as beautiful as hers we imagine all she has to do is sing and the continued success will follow.
The great thing about music is songs mean different things to different people. When asked if “Don’t Know Why” had a double meaning–a woman not getting enough pleasure in the bedroom–she responded, “No, but I don’t mind the double meaning at all. I have a band called the Little Willies so I definitely like dirty double meanings,” she said. “I’ve never thought about that song that way when I’m singing it.” Be sure to tune in this to VH1 Storytellers: Norah Jones on Friday, June 8th at 11 p.m. ET/PT.