Macy Gray Sizzles On Meghan Trainor-Penned “Sugar Daddy”
Macy Gray spent the last decade dropping jazz albums and collections of covers, but the raspy-voiced diva returns to the soul-pop of her Y2K hey day on “Sugar Daddy.” The first taste of her 10th LP, Ruby, is an instantly hummable bop about being financially compensated for your love and affection. Co-written by Meghan Trainor (it has the breezy, doo-wop vibe of her first album), this is perfectly suited to the “I Try” hitmaker’s unique pitch and cheeky personality. It could also represent her return to top 40 radio.
“I love this song, I loved making it,” the 50-year-old told Rolling Stone. “I believe it’s going to be the song of the summer.” Macy rolled out the video today (June 11) and it finds her channeling Diana Ross in Lady Sings The Blues. She performs in a dive bar to a particularly non-responsive audience, before belting out “Sugar Daddy” and winning them over. It doesn’t take too long until she’s getting tips and turning heads. Watch the rejuvenated singer do her thing below.