Melody Gardot releases new album “Sunset In The Blue”

Melody Gardot releases Sunset In The Blue, her highly anticipated new album, out now on Decca Records.
 
Sunset In The Blue is Gardot’s latest release since 2018’s Live in Europe (featuring selected tracks from 2012-2016’s performances in legendary venues across Europe). This new album, ambitiously created during the pandemic, is both timeless and necessary.
 
An underlying theme of determination to create and evolve her craft has always been present in Gardot’s work, but never more so than during the production of Sunset in the Blue. True to her character, despite numerous obstacles, she has assembled a stunning new body of work that highlights an impressive list of collaborations in perhaps the most challenging moment for musicians, worldwide.
 
“It is so important that we come together in this moment where there is a deafening silence happening in the arts…we are part of one large family (artists, musicians, singers, painters…) and this album is a testament to that collaborative spirit; a smorgasbord of talent all in one place, and living proof, that even now, we can use the numerous resources we have to break traditional ways of thinking about recordings, if just for the simple sake of continuing to move forward and create great music..” – Melody Gardot
 
Last May, Gardot made headlines when she put out a casting call on social media to orchestral musicians unable to work due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. With submissions from all over the world, she did the unthinkable and created a “digital global orchestra” for her first single release, ‘From Paris With Love’. The song was accompanied  by a clip that featured video portraits from people all around the world, sent while quarantined, with a message “From (the city where confined) With Love”. The message of “together despite distance” was made even more impactful when Decca and Gardot proudly teamed up to donate their royalties of the single to a charity organization for health care workers.
 
Watch the official video for ‘From Paris With Love’ here.
 
The singer then made headlines again in June while recording the first COVID safe studio session at London’s historic Abbey Road Studios along with the celebrated Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
Out today, is the stunning video shot in Arrabida, Portugal (one of the countries most beloved beaches) for the latest single ‘C’est Magnifique’. A tropical stunner duet, crafted in English, Portuguese and French, it highlights the collaboration between Gardot and the Portuguese superstar, António Zambujo (currently a judge on the Voice Portugal).  A delicious match to the music’s undeniable instant-classic feel, oozing south of France chic-ness, we find Gardot driving a vintage Mercedes, donned in Cartier jewelry, Hermes clothing and her ever-identifiable Nathalie Blanc sunglasses. Seamlessly weaving the music to the image, we travel to another time, hands on the wheel, with the added elegance of white driving gloves (reminiscent of Grace Kelly). A “white glove” treatment for this precious gem of a song; created by Blanche Films and directed by Pedro Varela.
 
Watch the official video for ‘C’est Magnifique’ here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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