It’s rainy and grey today. I recently created a playlist for myself which I whimsically called “New Frenchies”. Whimsical because while, yes, there are several recent releases and new-to-me French singers on it, I’ve also added other singers that just went with my mood that day. That’s when, I discovered Melody Gardot. For all I know, I may be the last person on earth to discover her, but no matter. It’s never too late for that sort of thing. Whatever your musical tastes happen to be, I think you’ll agree she has a great voice which speaks for itself. But when you know the story that led to her becoming a recording artist to begin with, well… it just add an extra layer of poignancy to the whole affair.
eta: Not crazy about the videos, but this song, I think, is one of my favourites by her: