After 5 years of discographic absence, the jazz diva, Melody Gardot unveils, this Friday, October 23, his fifth studio album: “Sundown within the Blue”. 13 new songs, 13 new nuggets. A brand new album that offers a hell of a snub to Covid-19.
Regardless of the difficulties, Melody Gardot and her crew by no means ceased to imagine in it, and dared to interrupt the codes to supply us a document “sensual, brandy (notice: Cognac), cigar”, because the singer herself defines it.
Listening, it is simply cool, however imagine me, it was behind, like a fahsion present (editor’s notice: like a style present), it was the circus.
Recorded earlier than and through confinement, this album was “an actual problem“, as Melody Gardot tells us: “How are we going to work if the singer will not be with the orchestra? How are we going to work if the conductor will not be there? How are we going to work if the musicians are two meters aside? not solely the way in which of working nevertheless it modifications the sound “. Confronted with all these obstacles, the crew may have waited for the disaster to move. However no ! The need was there! “The wait was too lengthy. So my complete crew, Common, my supervisor, the musicians, the producers, the arranger … Even the Abbey Street Studio was there for us, the very day it reopened, to document. this album “. Take heed to Melody Gardot inform us about these difficulties and this problem:
Among the many treasures that this album provides us: “From Paris to like”. Final April, in full confinement, and to assist artists whose exercise was additionally affected by Covid-19, Melody Gardot launched a casting on social networks, with the purpose of making a world digital orchestra. “It is a loopy factor to say which you could make an orchestra with out a conductor”. Profitable guess ! Take heed to Melody Gardot current us this loopy challenge:
Generally you need to use the applied sciences you need to attempt to say “OK! Now we will not meet, we will not be collectively, however nonetheless, the music ought to exist.”
One other good shock to find: “Little One thing”, a duo with Sting. Once more, a track that was recorded individually; “We had been imagined to move one another once we fell into confinement. In the end no! We every did our elements from a distance”. With this title, as soon as once more, Melody Gardot surprises us, by adopting a musical style to which she has not accustomed us. Which was not an issue for the jazz diva. She trusted her buddy, the French producer Jen Jis : “It was his dream.” That you simply and Sting would sing collectively, “he mentioned to me. I mentioned,” Okay! Give me the music when it is over. “”. A duo that works! Take heed to Melody Gardot inform us about her collaboration with Sting:
It is like in a household. And that, yeah, brings lots of solar again into an environment that is fairly cloudy.
Often, a brand new album provides start to a tour. So will now we have the prospect to search out out “Sundown within the Blue” on stage, through the subsequent festivals, for instance? Melody Gardot solutions us. One factor is definite: he misses the scene: “I’ve by no means spent a lot time on a sofa (…) I strive to take a look at the horizon and say ‘Okay, not now you need to be affected person.'” :
Us artists, our job is generally to unravel different individuals’s issues with one thing that heals them emotionally.
Lastly, this trade, Melody Gardot agreed to reply two questions associated to the title of her album: “Sundown within the Blue”. Take heed to his solutions:
- What does Blue symbolize to you?
- Your most lovely sundown?
“Sundown within the Blue”, the brand new, intense and refined album by Melody Gardot, now accessible.