Watch Norah Jones Deliver Aching Neil Young Cover

by Jon Blistein | October 26th, 2016 4:16:PM EST

Norah Jones chronicled a tale of musical dreams and disappointments with her gorgeous cover of Neil Young's "Don't Be Denied" on this week's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden.

Jones flips Young's ragged, autobiographical tune into a shuffling piano ballad about a woman from a broken home who finds solace in music and eventually hollowness in success. Jones delivers the song's aching final verse with a brutal delicacy as her band swoops in with stunning harmonies: "She's a pauper in a naked disguise/ Millionaire through a businessman's eyes/ Oh friend of mine/ Don't be denied."

"Don't Be Denied" appears on Jones' latest album, Day Breaks. The LP features nine new songs alongside "Don't Be Denied" and covers of Horace Silver and Duke Ellington.

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