If you’re not already familiar with Melody Gardot, get familiar! Her third studio album The Absence was released last week and I can’t get enough! In a car accident at 19, Melody Gardot used music as a form of therapy. The heart of a true artist was found.
This time Melody traveled the globe and has stepped away from a traditional jazz to a more world music feel. This album has a latin-tinged vibe and is the perfect soundtrack for your summer.
Mira starts us off on our journey and sets the mood well for the whole album. Amalia is a beautiful song that I can’t help but think of my late mother-in-law of the same name. If I Tell You I Love You has such a 60’s feel I expect to hear it on Mad Men! (Hint)
Gardot is still so young and it’s fun to watch her grow as an artist. This is clearly her biggest departure and it pays off. I can basically listen to her all day, but to know that she is branching at so much at only 25, makes me very excited to see what’s on the horizon.
Well, I’m happy to report to you that you have the chance to enjoy The Absence too. Verve Records is hooking me up with one CD to giveaway to a US resident. This will be my first giveaway ever and I’m excited.
So here’s what I’ll ask you to do. Blogger has recently done some updating and I no longer have my Google friend connect, nor do I see the follow button anymore. If you can help me with that, please let me know. So until I resolve that, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for one entry and “like” my Facebook page for a second entry. You can also follow me on Twitter at Colleenie41 for a third entry. Let me know in the comments what you did so I can enter you accordingly. Make sure I can link over to you from the comments so I can contact you if you win. I will close the entries at 6pm Pacific Time on Wednesday June 13th.
I hope you win. You’ll love this album.
**UPDATE I was able to re-install my Google follow. Follow the blog for one entry, "like" the couch on Facebook for another and follow me on Twitter (@Colleenie41) for a third entry. Good Luck!