… because this is getting really dark.
First, there was “Happy Pills”, where she traps, kills, and disposes with the body of her cheating husband.
And now there is “Miriam”, where she gives us a lesson in taking care of the other woman as well.
So yeah. Who knows what’s next…
Jones, the critical darling of the nuevo jazz resurgence of the last decade, hasn’t shunned her roots, but she hasn’t altogether embraced them either. Rather, her sound has evolved from soft pianos and breathy vocals to gritty guitars, and songs that run the gamut of real-life experiences. Whereas “The Fall” gave insight into the break-up she was experiencing at the time, “Little Broken Hearts” is the psychotic aftermath that has come in its wake, as evidenced in this latest strand of videos.
Her fifth studio album is a real sleeper, and deserves a second and third listen. It’s dark, difficult, and slightly uncommercial. Her collaboration with Danger Mouse has yielded a risky result, but given her position on top of the music community heap, she’s cultivated quite a bit of room for experimentation…
With that said, I think she knows this and takes full advantage of it with this record.