Macy Gray, R&B Music, R&B Singer, African American Singer, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Macy Gray talks racism in America and her biggest problem with Trump – New York Amsterdam News LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Macy Gray is known for her edgy, enigmatic voice and her soulful music about love and life, but in her 10th studio release, which will be out this summer, the Grammy-winning singer is getting political in a way she hasn't before.

“For me, being a black female, that puts me right in the thick of all the racism that’s going on and all the misogyny,” the R&B singer told CNN.

Fans got a taste of what’s to come when Gray released “White Man” in February — an anthem about racism in America. The video features a tense yet harmonious dance between a black woman and a white woman that represents both the deep divisions and the unity that characterize race relations in America.

Gray’s decision to address politics and social issues is part of a larger trend as musicians — even those who are traditionally apolitical in their music like Katy Perry and Zedd — have recently made political statements.

Macy Gray, R&B Music, R&B Singer, African American Singer, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Macy Gray, R&B Music, R&B Singer, African American Singer, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Macy Gray, R&B Music, R&B Singer, African American Singer, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


Macy Gray (born Natalie Renée McIntyre; September 6, 1967) is an American R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.

Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild and For Colored Girls. Gray is best known for her international hit single “I Try”, taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.

In 2016, Gray made a large artistic leap by changing labels to record an album produced with binaural sound. Stripped (Chesky Records, 2016) marked the singer’s first steps into the world of audiophile recordings. (Wikipedia).