Norah Jones and Mavis Staples have teamed up to record a new single, “I’ll Be Gone”. The gospel-influenced song was written by Pete Remm, who co-produced the track with Jones.
As Norah Jones said of the new collab in a statement, “The first time I met Mavis she held my hand and we sang side-by-side to honor Paul McCartney. She is a beacon of love and light. It is always an honor, a pleasure, and a dream come true to sing with her. I hope we get to do more of it.”
Jones and Staples have performed live together on numerous occasions, including a rendition of “You Are Not Alone” at Staples’ all-star 80th birthday concert earlier this year. “I’ll Be Gone”, however, marks the first track the pair have recorded together in the studio.
You can listen to the wistful, delicate new collaboration from Norah Jones and Mavis Staples below:
Norah Jones w/ Mavis Staples – “I’ll Be Gone”
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