Macy Gray stars in the music video for her new song "Sugar Daddy". The track will be in Gray's forthcoming album, Ruby.
Meghan Trainor is a co-writer for "Sugar Daddy." The four-minute clip features Gray's signature tone. It opens with a woman sitting on a cage while in a lounge. Gray works at the bar, and she struggles to win over the club's patrons.
However, the minute Gray starts singing "Sugar Daddy," the lounge's clienteles start noticing her. A man offers Gray some cash, and she contemplates for a few seconds before accepting it. The minute she does, Gray smiles from ear to ear. She appears to be more confident.
More lounge patrons give her money for her performance, and Gray interacts with them. However, the music video for "Sugar Daddy" wrapped up with Gray once again standing at the bar with a somber look on her face.
Trainor is not featured in the clip because she simply lent her writing chops to Grey. Ruby, which serves as the singer's 10th album, will be out on Sept. 27.
Singer Talks About 'Sugar Daddy'
Following the release of "Sugar Daddy," Gray spoke with Rolling Stone about the track. She said that she loved making her single, and she is confident it will become a summer anthem.
Other than her new song and album, Gray embarked on a short tour to promote Ruby. The 50-year-old singer performed at The Studio at Opry City Stage in New York, NY on May 23 and 25. She also took the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club stage in Bethesda, Maryland on May 25 and 26.
Macy Gray's Music, Acting Career
Gray is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and singing style that was heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Throughout her music career, Gray has released six studio albums. Aside from that, she also received five Grammy Awards nominations. Some of her most popular songs are "I Try," "Beautiful in the World," "Why Didn't You Call Me," "Sweet Baby," "When I See You," "Sexual Revolution," "Still," "Finally Made Me Happy," "Creep," "Do Something," "Love Is Gonna Get You," "She Ain't Right For You," and "I've Committed Murder."
Beyond music, Gray has appeared in several movies including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, and The Paperboy.