An interesting interview in the Guardian with Norah Jones, who looks back on every one of her albums:
'Seven Years', her debut from 2002 - “I was trying to have fun with the success, but at the same time, I was a little too worried about getting swallowed up by it all”
'Sunrise' (2004) precipitated the signing of Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua, Joss Stone - "I had to separate myself from it all. The truth is some great artists came out of that and that’s awesome”
'Rosie’s Lullaby' (2007) was written on tour, with a lot of alcohol around - “I was just trying to keep together, to be honest”
'Chasing Pirates' (2009) was the first one written primarily by herself - "It lifted me up as a songwriter and made me feel validated”
'All a Dream' (2012) - "It was a transformative experience. Before, I was terrified of having to finish songs before I went into the studio... I went in having faith in the process and the lightning bolt of inspiration that comes with making music"
'It’s a Wonderful Time for Love' (2016) - it's about "let’s lift each other up and send love to each other in a hard time"
'It Was You' (2019) - it was released one song at a time, which in turn "really freed me up and made me more inspired than ever”
'Flame Twin' (2020) - “If there’s a darkness to this album, it’s not meant to be an impending sense of doom. It feels more like a human longing for connection”