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.
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