NEW ALBUM: JEWEL | QUEEN OF HEARTS (EP)
Jewel was named the winner of the sixth season of "The Masked Singer" and has celebrated by releasing a new covers EP entitled "Queen of Hearts." The EP features songs Jewel performed on the competition show in disguise as the Queen of Hearts. The tracks include Jewel’s versions of Édith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Sia’s “Bird Set Free,” and Bishop Briggs’ “River.” The sixth season of "The Masked Singer" was a wild ride, with the usual complement of legendary singers (Toni Braxton, Ruth Pointer, Natasha Bedingfield, Todrick Hall, Faith Evans) mixed in with TV personalities and comedians (Bobby Berk, Honey Boo Boo/Mama June, Rob Schneider, Larry the Cable Guy, Willie Robertson) and the left-field outliers, including punk icon Johnny Rotten, composer David Foster and his wife Katharine McPhee, rapper Tyga and NBA legend Dwight Howard. The lid was slammed shut on Wednesday night’s finale, where she crushed an unplugged version of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” featuring her signature yodel and a high-energy run through Katy Perry’s “Firework.” The EP follows the 25th-anniversary reissue of Jewel’s debut album, "Pieces of You," released in 2020. According to a press release, Jewel is also set to release her first new studio album in seven years in early 2022, with more details to be shared soon.