Published Dec 20, 2011Soul-pop star Macy Gray has one of the most bizarre voices in the business, as her vocals manage to sound both raspy and childlike at the same time. Now, she has lent her oddball pipes to a selection of your favourite tunes in the form of a new covers album. Functionally titled Covered, it's due out March 27 via 429 Records.
The collection is heavy on fairly modern material, and it includes versions of tunes by contemporary artists like Metallica ("Nothing Else Matters"), Radiohead ("Creep"), Kanye West ("Love Lockdown"), Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Maps") and My Chemical Romance ("Teenagers"). Of special interest to Canadian fans will be the cover of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up," a tune that was performed by John Legend and the Roots back in 2010. Watch a live clip of Macy's fairly faithful version of the tune at the bottom of the page.
There are also some songs by slightly more outdated artists like the Eurythmics ("Here Comes the Rain Again") and Sublime ("Two Joints"). For the most part, however, this is pretty much the exact opposite of that Paul McCartney collection of pop standards.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.