Macy Gray has announced several artists that she will cover on her upcoming album, Covered. The list includes such prominent names as Metallica and Radiohead.
Other artists covered include Arcade Fire and My Chemical Romance. Gray, speaking with Rolling Stone, said she caught the covering bug from Nina Simone:
"I was watching [Simone's] version of 'My Way' and she did her own thing completely, it's nothing like the original, and so that's when I decided to go get whatever songs we really loved. I think that's the thing people do, they cover the songs and they try to do it kind of like the artist. But we just completely did our own thing."
She added that she wanted to do a covers album after her first record but was "talked out of it."
Covered is due March 27.
by RTT Staff Writer
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