: “THIS WAY”
NEW ALBUM DUE NOVEMBER 13TH
FIRST SINGLE, “STANDING STILL,” READY TO MOVE
Atlantic Records has announced that the eagerly awaited fourth album from Jewel, entitled “THIS WAY,” will be released by the label on November 13th. “THIS WAY” is Jewel’s first album since the 1999 release of “JOY: A HOLIDAY COLLECTION,” and marks her first album of all-new, self-penned material since 1998’s “SPIRIT.”
: The album’s first single, “Standing Still,” with lyrics by Jewel and music by Jewel and Rick Nowles, is set to ship to radio outlets nationwide this week. The companion video clip, directed by Darren Grant (Destiny’s Child), is slated to make its premiere later this month.
Recorded in Nashville, “THIS WAY” was produced by Dann Huff and Jewel, marking her first work as a producer. One of the top guitarists in the business, Huff has become a much in-demand producer in recent years, with a diverse list of credits ranging from Megadeth to Faith Hill.
“I wanted to focus on the craft of performing and songwriting,” says Jewel. “I’ve always been a live musician, and I wanted my voice to shine through. At the same time, I hope to stay relevant as a writer, which means staying honest about where you are. The most important thing to me is maintaining my authenticity. I’ll always be curious musically and want to try new things, but above all, I want the music to sound honest and good in 20 years.”
Jewel’s three previous albums – “PIECES OF YOU” (1995), “SPIRIT” (1998), and “JOY: A HOLIDAY COLLECTION” (1999) – have together sold over 23 million copies worldwide. “PIECES OF YOU” earned the prestigious Diamond Award from the RIAA for U.S. sales of 10 million units, and has passed the 11 million mark in America alone.
Singer, songwriter, and storyteller…
Author, actress, and activist…
With worldwide sales of over 20 million records, Atlantic recording artist Jewel is unquestionably one of today’s most beloved and respected performers. Her forthcoming second HarperCollins book, Chasing Down The Dawn, sees the exceptionally gifted talent crafting a collection of short stories and opening her intimate journals to reveal a vivid montage of the people, places, and passages that have defined and enriched her. A striking chronicle of an artist’s turbulent life on the road – as written primarily during the 1999 “SPIRIT” World Tour – Chasing Down The Dawn offers photos taken by Jewel, images from Jewel’s childhood in Alaska, her beginnings as a struggling musician, and the challenges faced as a daughter, sister, and woman. Within its pages, Jewel has painted an extraordinary and honest portrait of the journey that brought her to the world stage.
Watch – Stand Still