1 May 2012

In a deal brokered by Universal Music, Decca's Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Melody Gardot has teamed up with Piaget ahead of her new album The Absence. The deal will see Gardot endorse the luxury jewellery and watch maker for two years.

Working in gold and diamonds, Piaget's designers and craftsmen exquisitely created the Piaget Rose collection. But the rose has inspired another talent; that of a glamorous artist who has created her own version of the most famous love song of our time. A romantic melody portraying the words of passion, life, romance and roses: 'La Vie en Rose'.

Creating a version of this classic song by Edith Piaf is not easy. Few artists have been able to render a modern remake of 'La Vie en Rose' while retaining its magic and charm. For Melody Gardot, a musician with an exceptional voice, 'La Vie en Rose' has always held a special place in her mind and imagination.

'La Vie en Rose' represents a lot of things for me, but mostly it represents my feelings towards my guitar. What it has brought into my life and how things have changed. 'La Vie en Rose' is like food for my musical garden. For me, 'La Vie en Rose' like music, has allowed me to be reinvent myself, and even to change into somebody else completely. Waking up in the morning knowing you can't move or speak, as was the case after my accident, can be difficult and painful. But your imagination feeds on everything that will happen in the future. We all need a new lease on life from time to time!" - Melody Gardot.