Singer/songwriter Norah Jones, a modern Billie Holiday who started rocking the modern jazz world in 2002, is back with her fourth album which debuted on Tuesday, November 17th. Ever the eclectic musician with an uncanny ability to draw-in every type of listener effortlessly, Norah’s sound has evolved and strayed from what it once was. Instead of sticking to her low-key, smooth-jazz roots, she’s mixed it up and added some extra oomph this time around by incorporating more non-jazz elements to her harmonious voice and melodies. On past albums, her days of being a lounge singer/pianist became quite evident. Her previous hits Come Away with Me and Don’t Know Why conjure up images of smoke-filled piano lounges and high-society city folk drinking cosmopolitans in swanky nightclubs. Even then, Norah brought jazz music, a medium and cultural phenomenon that has become such a part of the Western world’s 20th century history, back to the forefront of popular modern music. But Norah’s new album, The Fall, branches out to encompass more than just the world of jazz. With the added electric guitars and slightly heavier percussion, Norah’s experimentation produces a different yet still pleasing sound not found in her previous works. One of her new songs, Light as a Feather, has a certain sultry, electronic swagger to it, a sound that is quite fitting to this crooning singer’s already dark, mysterious, and vixenish persona. In other songs, like December and Waiting, folk music roots can be heard, adding an acoustic and airy touch to the album. In The Fall, Norah Jones collaborates with artists from practically every genre in the book, including artists such as alternative country musician John Adams, Will Sherff from the indie-rock band Okkervil River, and samba/ bossa nova artist Smokey Hormel. With such a wide range of influence, including Norah Jones’ own Bengali-Indian heritage and famous sitarist father, Norah’s expansion of artistic style in The Fall is definitely not a no-no for her musical career or those who chose to take in her refreshing tunes.