"The Absence" is the latest record from Grammy-nominated Melody Gardot. Produced by Heitor Pereira, renowned for his work as a film composer (Despicable Me, Its Complicated, From Prada to Nada) and world-class session guitarist (Sting, Seal, Caetano Veloso), the Brazilian-born, US-based artist shared Melody's enthusiasm for driving off the beaten path of Western pop, jazz, blues and soul. And he was as adventurous as Melody when it came to inventive sonic ideas. From the deserts of Morocco to the streets of Lisboa, from the tango bars of Buenos Aires to the beaches of Brazil, Melody's new record, "The Absence", captures the essence of each of these exotic locales, while at the same time remaining quintessentially Melody Gardot. Her last record "My One And Only Thrill" (Top 15 in the UK) and her first album "Worrisome Heart" have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.