Atlantic Records is pumping sales of Jewel’s forthcoming (June 3) album 0304 by offering two bonus tracks during the first week of release only:
- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED:
JEWEL BONUS TRACKS AVAILABLE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY;
NEW ALBUM, “0304,” TO INCLUDE SPECIAL DOWNLOAD CARD
As a special bonus for Jewel fans, those who purchase her forthcoming new Atlantic album, “0304,” during its first week of release will have exclusive access to two special, previously unreleased live tracks – which will be only be available from June 3rd, the album’s street date, to June 9th. Included in the first run of the new album will be a limited edition, collectible Jewel download card with a special pin number allowing access to an exclusive Jewel bonus site. The site will feature the two songs, “The New Wild West” and “Life Uncommon,” in rare solo live versions recorded last year and personally mixed and mastered by Jewel. Both tracks will be downloadable and ownable.
The Jewel bonus site will also feature a variety of other content, including new Jewel in-studio footage, candid tour clips, and additional live performance videos of “Standing Still,” “Jesus Loves You,” and “Near You Always.” These materials will continue to be available to download card holders after June 9th.
In other Jewel news, “Stand,” a track from “0304,” will premiere on AOL Music’s First Listen on Monday, May 26th. The follows the hugely successful First Listen premiere of “Intuition,” the first single from the new album, on March 31st.
Upon its release, “Intuition” was the #1 most-added track at multiple radio formats, and the song has now bulleted into the top 15 at Top 40 Adult/Modern AC/Hot AC radio and into the top 20 on the CHR/Pop charts. The song’s companion video, directed by Marc Klasfeld (Sum 41, Floetry, Vanessa Carlton, Nelly, Alien Ant Farm), is enjoying major play on both VH1 and MTV.
“0304” finds the multi-platinum singer/songwriter moving in new musical directions inspired by her burgeoning interest in modern dance beats and textures. The album was produced by Jewel and Cuban-American producer Lester Mendez (Shakira, Santana, Enrique Iglesias), who also co-wrote the music with Jewel for ten of the album’s 14 tracks.
Since the release of her first album eight years ago, Jewel has continued to explore fresh avenues, branching out from her folk roots to incorporate rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, and classical influences into her work. Each successive album has found her experimenting with new sounds and widening her artistic scope, while retaining her uniquely personal lyrical style and musical authenticity. Still in her twenties, Jewel enjoys a rare career longevity among her generation of artists. Her four previous albums have sold 25 million copies worldwide.
Dawn and I met Jewel in ’95 when she performed solo for a concert put on by the radio station I worked for at the time. She was a sweet, slightly awkward, slightly chubby, 21-year-old at the time. She’s grown up a bit since.