Macy Gray is getting ready for her tenth album, Ruby, which is expected to drop this year.
In an interview with Billboard, the Grammy-winning singer is anxious for fans to hear her new material on Ruby.
“Sonically, it is beautiful. It has all sorts of [fusions],” Gray tells the music publication. “There are a lot of live instruments. But, it is very different. At the same time, it is excellent ear candy.”
“It is actually very pop. Still, it is gritty and grimy and dirty. [The record] will be super R&B,” she continued. “You know, with my stuff, there is always a jazz element. That is what I grew up on. I can't wait for everybody to hear it. I love it.”
The conversation then switched to her viral Instagram post of her wearing a hat that read "Make Kanye Great Again" following the rapper's pro-Trump tweets The "I Try" singer feels that artists have "a great responsibility" when it comes to their overall influence.
In addition to the new album, Gray will hit the road later this month for scheduled gigs in New York and Baltimore, then embark on a full-fledged North American trek in August.
"Of course, we are going to take in some new songs from the album," she said. "And, New York is always a good crowd, but a tough crowd. So, you have to work hard in New York City. It is going to be a great show. We are going to be ready for them!"