Macy Gray to Release "Covered" on March 26
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:20:39
The lovely, husky-voiced Macy Gray, newly signed with 429 Records, will drop the buzzed about Covered on March 26. It's a collection of all new recordings of handpicked songs she's chosen to reinterpret in her own inimitable fashion. She's done a stellar job, really!
The record tackles material largely drawn from indie rock songs from the last decade — interpretations her fans will be familiar with as she's been performing them live over the years.
The album contains biting, dark signature tracks such as Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" or My Chemical Romance's "Teenagers" which Gray subversively overhauls into something wholly her own. Also included are short skits featuring J.B. Smoove, Nicole Scherzinger and a guest appearance by Idris Elba.
Said Colbie Caillat, "I am honored Macy Gray is covering my song "Bubbly." I have always loved her voice and her music. Listening to her beautiful version makes me smile."
Gray has turned the cover album concept on its ear choosing edgy contemporary choices and approaching them in an innovative and uncompromising way. Not surprising considering she's spent her career defying expectations and stretching musical boundaries.
1. Here Comes The Rain Again (Eurythmics)
2. Creep (Radiohead)
3. You Want Them Nervous (skit featuring J.B. Smoove)
4. Smoke Two Joints (The Toyes)
5. La La La (Teaching The Kids) (featuring Layann Al Saud, Avery Albert, Happy Hinds & Siena Stelber)
6. Teenagers (My Chemical Romance)
7. The Power of Love (featuring Hugh Salk)
8. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
9. Sail (AWOLNATION)
10. I Try Is Cool And All But...(skit featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
11. Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
12. Love Lockdown/Buck (Kanye West/Nina Simone)
13. Mel Rap (featuring Mel Hinds)
14. Bubbly (featuring Idris Elba) (Colbie Caillat)
15. Wake Up (Arcade Fire)
16. Really? (skit featuring MC Lyte)
Which Macy Gray cover are you most excited to check out? We are psyched for "Creep" by Radiohead.