Band: Melody Gardot
With Melody Gardot's fourth album, 2015’s The Currency of Man, the American stylist strays away from the comparatively genteel comfort zone of her previous outings, expanding her repertoire and taking some creative risks. Not everything works equally well but kudos to her for pushing her boundaries and venturing into new territory. Preacherman’s scintillating atmosphere and gristly edges owes much to the superb instrumentation and slinky, deft production. Elastic guitars and sonorous saxophones lead the charge. There’s still the assured Gardot gloss in abundance, but there’s also a gritty organic foundation anchoring the track and Gardot’s phrasing more frequently delves into choice theatrical instances of raspy emotional rawness. Great official video below - gives the song a sobering added dimension.