Published on April 30th, 2021 | by Malcolm “A.S.T.A.T.E” Worsham0
Macy Gray Debuts Her New Band and Highly-Anticipated Return With New Single “Thinking of You”
Grammy Award-winning acclaimed singer Macy Gray makes a graceful return back to the music scene with her new single “Thinking of You”. This highly anticipated release also serves as the debut of Gray’s new ensemble, Macy Gray and The California Jet Club, a collective composed of Gray, bassist Alex Hyhn, drummer Tamir Barzilay, and keyboardist Milly Wes.
Gray’s latest single “Thinking of You” is a song of resilience and is heavily inspired by what we as a nation have learned over the past 12 months undergoing the pandemic. “Thinking of You” encompasses Gray’s revelations about the power of human connection and self-love, and it celebrates the sheer spirit, courage, and determination we as a country have demonstrated in the fight to overcome the virus.
Amid the pandemic, Gray utilized the downtime to tap deeper into her creativity and wrote and recorded “Thinking of You.” Striving to help America heal through the power of music, Gray’s uplifting lyrics to “Thinking of You”, combined with her iconic and vivacious voice, evoke a sense of hope and perseverance. It is an ode to the beauty and joy of humanity and reinforces how much we have to be grateful for.
Putting the finishing touches on “Thinking of You” is the official music video, which features a thought-provoking style and an ’80s nostalgia homage in its use of vibrant colors. It is a captivating expose that depicts the importance of love and community as Gray and band members finally reunite for a studio session after months spent in lockdown. Directed by Guido Gallo Fabris, the “Thinking of You” music video draws inspiration from visual works of art including the music video for “Island in the Sun” by Weezer, directed by American filmmaker, photographer, and musician, Spike Jonze. “Thinking of You” achieves something unusual and captivating with its seamless look as the video was filmed in a one-shot narrative style similar to music videos for Bob Dylan’s song “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and John Fogerty’s “Old Man Down the Road.” Together, Gray and her band have crafted a body of work to lift people’s spirits and celebrate life moving forward.
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