The Absence

Melody GardotMay 29, 2012
Vocals℗ 2012 Melody Gardot
52
Listen to this album and millions more. First month free.

Since her 2008 debut, Melody Gardot has grown by artistic leaps and bounds, taking on new song forms and styles with a seemingly endless appetite for musical adventure. If Gardot's last album, My One and Only Thrill, played like classic film noir, The Absence is a vivid Technicolor travelogue that takes in Brazil (bossa nova and samba), Argentina (tango), Portugal (fado) and the multiethnic stew pot of modern Paris, with Gardot's mastery of Spanish, Portuguese and French adding local color to many songs. "Mira" starts the story off with a burst of frenetic joy, though the pieces darken as tales of travel and romance start to take in deception (self- and otherwise), lust and heartbreak. Brazil's Heitor Pereira is a key collaborator here and duets on a number of tunes, but this remains Melody Gardot's travelogue. Like a libertine Paul Simon, she basks in exotic locales and time signatures while illustrating that new roads can enrich her life and her music, but can't change human nature.

Description provided by -- Nick Dedina, Google Play

Read more
Collapse
Songs
1
Mira4:13
2
Amalia3:00
3
So Long3:46
4
So We Meet Again My Heartache4:24
5
Lisboa5:25
6
Impossible Love3:46
7
If I Tell You I Love You3:32
8
Goodbye3:38
9
Se Voce Me Ama4:52
10
My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way2:35
11
Iemanja18:13
4.6
52 total
5
4
3
2
1
Loading...

Additional Information

Total length
57:29
Released
May 29, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Melody Gardot
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.