10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her first album of originals released on her new label—Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co.—Macy Gray offers a tougher, rawer sound that greatly benefits her material. She double-tracks her vocals on the powerful “Bang Bang” and sounds like she’s having a serious good time on “Stoned.” The legendary Booker T. Jones plays on and coproduces the magical “First Time.” Tracy Nelson and Ledisi contribute vocals, though the dense mixes downplay individual contributions for a group sound. “Hands,” “I Miss the Sex,” and “Life” keep the party and artistry going with touches of Memphis and Philly soul, modest funk, and all things Macy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her first album of originals released on her new label—Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co.—Macy Gray offers a tougher, rawer sound that greatly benefits her material. She double-tracks her vocals on the powerful “Bang Bang” and sounds like she’s having a serious good time on “Stoned.” The legendary Booker T. Jones plays on and coproduces the magical “First Time.” Tracy Nelson and Ledisi contribute vocals, though the dense mixes downplay individual contributions for a group sound. “Hands,” “I Miss the Sex,” and “Life” keep the party and artistry going with touches of Memphis and Philly soul, modest funk, and all things Macy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Arch225 ,

BEST ALBUM YET

I was lucky enough to get the Pre-Release CD at Macys concert. I can't believe how much I love this album. I have been a big fan of Macy for thirteen years. To this day, Macy still is producing incredible musical art. This is an amazing album, don't miss out!

mrjvl ,

The Way Indeed!

The album drops in a little over a month, but I can already review it. Why? Because I have heard 6 out of the 10 songs already, in some form. How? As of today, 3 songs have been released as singles on iTunes ("Stoned", "Bang Bang", and "Hands"). 2 other songs I heard from live performance footage on youtube ("First Time" & "Life"). Lastly, Macy posted "I Miss the Sex" on her soundcloud in 2013 as a teaser. I can safely say, for my taste in music, this is going to be her best album! I love each song that I have heard. It has a little but of everything genre-wise, and the production is on point. I have bot preordered this on iTunes because I am buying a physical disc, which puts this album in a rare category for me, as I only own about 10 or so CDs... all albums that I consider my favorites. I did buy the 3 iTunes singles. Here's to The Way!

Jessie bayy ,

Amazing

I heard the song Hands first time on one of the episodes from Fuller House. And I immediately fell in love with it.

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