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Macy Gray, newly signed with 429 Records, is preparing for the release of her stunning new album “COVERED”‚ÄĒa collection of all new recordings of handpicked songs she’s chosen to reinterpret in her own inimitable fashion.¬† With a buzz kicked off by an announcement in Billboard and Rolling Stone, Macy is already confirmed to appear on prime media outlets including Conan, Late Show with¬†David Letterman, Piers Morgan Tonight,¬†Tavis Smiley, VH1 and more.
Produced by¬†Hal Willner¬†(Lou Reed, Metallica), Zoux and¬†Macy Gray, “COVERED” tackles material largely drawn from indie rock songs from the last decade‚ÄĒinterpretations 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.
“COVERED” will be released worldwide on 429 Records¬†March 26th¬†with a special iTunes edition available which contains exclusive remixes of “Sail” and “Here Comes The Rain Again.” In addition, Macy is planning a worldwide tour and has just completed the first video from the project.¬† Helmed by famed director¬†Robert DeVico¬†(Pink,¬†Lenny Kravitz,¬†Missy Elliott), Macy’s first video from “COVERED” will be “Smoke Two Joints.”
The wildly colorful, party-inspired clip features Macy and her bandmates performing against a picturesque Hollywood Hills backdrop and will be available to media outlets this month.
Since her dazzling debut introduced this singular talent to the masses, Macy has forged an uncompromising musical path beholden to her own vision and garnering accolades at every juncture.¬† With “COVERED” Macy 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.
“COVERED” Track Listing:
For more information visit:¬†www.429records.com
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