Fans of Grammy-nominated American singer Melody Gardot have become familiar with her trademark glasses, which were featured on her first two albums, Worrisome Heart and My One and Only Thrill (right). They may be in for a surprise from the cover of Gardot's forthcoming album. She has not only ditched the glasses, but her clothes as well.
Gardot appears on the cover of The Absence reclining nude on a wave-swept rock and draped by a fishing net. It could not be more different from the covers of the artists first two albums. It reminds me of something Tori Amos would have done a couple of decades ago. It also reminds me of the cover for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors album.
The Absence is scheduled to be released on May 28, 2012 by Verve on CD and as a digital download.