Admittedly, we hopped on board the Melody Gardot bandwagon a little late. We’d let her country-tinged debut album ‘Worrisome Heart’ pass us blissfully by. But when she arrived with ‘Baby I’m A Fool’, the lead single from her utterly divine sophomore album ‘My One And Only Thrill’, we were instantly fans for life.
Though Melody’s last album ‘The Absence’ was nowhere near as successful commercially as its aforementioned predecessor, it gave us an indication that here was an artist not afraid to take slightly different routes with her sound. She does it again on her new single ‘Preacherman’.
The new material is infused with a bit more of a soul/blues vibe than her previous releases and the content of the video (inspired by a true story) is a little darker, influenced by the idea “that racism is not dead”.
But despite the troublesome subject matter, through it all like a constant, comforting companion, is that always beguiling, utterly sublime voice.