Melody Gardot: The Psalmist as Trauma Survivor

    Album: Currency of Man     Artist: Melody Gardot    ’Cause I believe in a world where we all belong, And I’m so tired o’ seein’ every good man gone.                      ~Melodie Gardot, “Preacher Man” The above quote is from a song that memorialises the brutal racist killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955. This is the track that sits at the zenith of the story arc comprising this series of original songs, a story arc that starts off with a compassionate soul’s expressions of anger and grief at injustice and ends with— well, something quite different. The album’s … Continue reading Melody Gardot: The Psalmist as Trauma Survivor