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Macy Gray

Ruby (Limited Edition Red Vinyl)

  • Type LP 12inch
  • Label Artistry music
  • UPC 0181475706250
  • Catalog number ARTLPR 7062
  • Release date 21 September 2018
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About the album

Her tenth full-length album, 'Ruby', Macy Gray, reaffirms and reasserts that rare space in the canon of modern music, which she occupies. Channeling the spirit of the "grimy" R&B and smoky jazz closest to her heart, Macy made a leap forward by looking back to formative inspirations. 

However, she updated those elements with enriched, entrancing, and enigmatic soundscapes brought to life by producers Johan Carlsson [Michael Bublé, Maroon 5], Tommy Brown [Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, Travis Scott], and Tommy Parker Lumpkins [Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber].

Take the first single "Sugar Daddy." Co-written with none other than pop superstar Meghan Trainor, the track swings from jazz-y piano into a cooing verse that's as sweet as it is sassy. Her voice takes hold on the hook, "Be my, be my sugar daddy and provide me with your candy."

"Meghan and I thought it be great to collaborate," Macy recalls. "She had the concept in her head for some time, so we took a stab at it. It's really great fun and a bit cheeky. Her writing and talent is brilliant. It was the perfect song to come out with first."

Ruby canvases a wide spectrum for the songstress. Raucous horns that feel ripped from a classic seventies flick augment the grit on "Cold World" as "Jealousy" spins a covetous narrative that soars as it seduces. Gary Clark Jr. adds six-string firepower to "Buddha." Everything culminates on the reggae-inspired "Witness," which shuffles between mainland soul and island grooves as she croons, "I wish I was Jesus. I would make sure to fix it. Can I get a witness?"

In the end, Ruby represents Macy Gray at her most passionate, poetic, and powerful.

(Click on a track title to listen)
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    1
    Buddha featuring Gary Clark Jr.
     
    04:11
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    2
    Cold World
     
    03:06
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    3
    Over You
     
    03:46
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    4
    White Man
     
    03:13
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    5
    Tell Me
     
    03:30
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    6
    Sugar Daddy
     
    03:38
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    7
    When It Ends
     
    04:32
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    8
    Just Like Jenny
     
    02:58
  • 1
    9
    Jealousy
     
    03:49
  • 1
    10
    Shinanigins
     
    02:42
  • 1
    11
    But He Loves Me
     
    03:41
  • 1
    12
    Witness
     
    04:16

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