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"I want to be as famous as midnight. As powerful as a gun. As loved as a pizza." - Macy Gray 2007 "These were songs that I would've probably written in another life," says Macy Gray in her trademark rasp. She's been asked to identify the common denominator linking the wildly varied songs on Covered, her stunning new collection of cover songs. "And," she continues, "they're almost all these kind of dark love songs, which is the mood I'm in right now - to sing these I-wanna-slit-my-wrists-but-I-love-you songs. They already said what I want them to say, perfectly." To the casual music fan, Macy Gray tackling a covers album might seem wholly out of left field - especially since the material she chose to reinterpret is largely drawn from indie rock tune made over the last decade or so. But Covered is not your typical covers album. It deftly redefines what such an undertaking is and can be, which makes it very much a Macy Gray project.
Sounds Like: Talking Heads, Prince, David Bowie (Official), The Cure, Robert Smith
Bio: “… have no shortage of passion. You can hear it on the funked-out danceable bliss of ‘Burn the House Down’ … It'll get you shimmying and shaking like nothing else out there. Get ready for one of a hell dance party with Cary Nokey.” – Artist Direct
“…raw expressive lyrics that were beautifully ta...See Full Bio