After patchy reviews of her last album, Macy Gray says producers weren’t lining up to work with her on her new album, The Sellout.
She therefore decided to produce it herself, and is very pleased with the results: “Once you become, like, successful, then all these people come in with all their opinions telling you what you should do and what’s cool and what’s not, and who you should work with. And then suddenly your art isn’t just yours anymore.”
She says her daughter inspired the song Beauty in the World: “And she just reminded me of how, you know, you have to keep your head up and you have to focus on good things. Because once she was laughing, I lightened up a bit because my focus was off what I was so upset about.”
Macy Gray is touring Europe this summer; dates lined up include Holland, Belgium and the UK.
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