Gretchen Parlato: Flor
Label: EDITION RECORDS
Gretchen Parlato has returned, not only to the recording industry, but also to herself, with her new Brazilian-inspired project Flor. Flor, Portuguese for "flower," is the artistic embodiment of the GRAMMY®-nominated singer's deep immersion into motherhood over the past six years, a metamorphic spatial interval that allowed Parlato to discover the fullness of her being through a new perspective. During this time of epiphany, Parlato reaped her most personal harvest yet, which she describes as "a blossoming, an opening, a sacrifice, a return." Flor, a wonderful synthesis of original material, American popular music, European classical and Brazilian standards, is an example of the many ways in which motherhood has reconnected Parlato with her own inner child, rekindling the enchantment of falling in love with music for the first time, particularly the various Brazilian genres she fell in love with as a young teenager. "This is music I've always wanted to honor," Parlato says. "What I'm trying to find is not outside of myself. It's not unattainable, it's actually the inner revelation of what already exists.