The Paris-based American chanteuse, Melody Gardot, releases her keenly-anticipated fifth studio LP, ‘Sunset In The Blue,’ via Decca Records on October 23rd.
The Grammy-nominated singer’s new 13-track set is helmed by Larry Klein, who produced three of the 35-year-old’s previous four studio albums; including her last outing, 2015’s ‘Currency Of Man,’ a long-player with a pronounced retro-soul flavour. On ‘Sunset In The Blue,’ however, Gardot returns to a smoky jazz setting; her exquisite vocals framed by sumptuous string arrangements by the redoubtable American conductor and orchestrator, Vince Mendoza – who’s worked with Joni Mitchell, Björk and more recently, Gregory Porter.
Though the album’s mood overall is deliciously low-key, Gardot’s material is tremendously varied; blending self-written pieces alongside gorgeous interpretations of standards such as ‘Moon River’ and ‘I Fall In Love Too Easily.’ The album is preceded by a lively single, ‘A Little Something,’ an addictive Latin-flavoured duet with ex-Police singer/songwriter, Sting, which is already available to stream and download. An earlier single, the haunting ballad, ‘From Paris With Love,’ is also featured on the album.
‘Sunset In The Blue’ is released on October 23rd via Decca Records