Norah Jones Sound Session launches P3 headphones in New York

This week saw a truly unique Sound Session take place in New York City to launch our P3 headphones: Norah Jones’ new album Little Broken Hearts played in its entirety to the accompaniment of a meticulously performed puppet show.

The venue was fittingly special: the Lower East Side’s The Box, an intimate vaudeville-style theatre decked in all manner of exquisite Victoriana: velvet curtains, antique furniture and a winding Persian staircase.

Candlelit and evocative, The Box made the perfect setting for the public debut of Jones’ surprising new record. Produced by Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton of Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells and possessing the edge associated with his previous work, Little Broken Hearts is a concept album of sorts: its twelve songs trace the steps of a relationship breakup and its aftermath. At times there’s flirtation with a bleakness one might not expect given Jones’ past work, but ultimately the record’s protagonist emerges into something resembling enlightenment, moving on stronger for her struggles.

The album was played track by track to 200 VIP attendees – including Norah Jones herself – through a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond speakers, while marionettes on stage delivered a meticulously rehearsed visual portrayal of each song, finally venturing into the audience for the climactic cut ‘All A Dream’. It was a memorable end to a memorable evening.

For more pictures of the event you can visit our Facebook page.

6 Comments

  • Dr.Z says:

    Hi B&W.. I’m a proud member of the Society of Sound and i hope you recorded that session with Norah Jones! We would be honored to hear those files in stunnig FLAC24! With kind regards..Dr.Z

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear Dr.Z

    The sound session with Norah was a playback so it wasn’t recorded however we’d love to do something with her for Society of Sound one day.

    Kind regards
    Susanna

  • David says:

    Great music clip. Pity we didn’t see more of the puppet performance.

  • Stan Slin Stefan says:

    Nice event; nice smiles and nice headphones.

  • Phil says:

    Are the P3s commercially available in the USA now? I can’t find them anywhere.

  • Bowers & Wilkins says:

    Dear Phil
    The P3s will be available by the end of June in the USA.
    Kind regards
    Amy
    Bowers & Wilkins

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