“I try to say goodbye and I choke. Try to walk away and I stumble…” That was without a doubt one of the most emblematic refrains on 1999! Awarded by a Grammy Award for best female vocal performance, “I Try” propelled Macy Gray to the summit of neo-soul. Ever since, her sublime voice with its rough edges has led her through a brilliant career both on stage and on screen. Her latest album, the critically-acclaimed Stripped, was recorded live in a decommissioned church in Brooklyn. In that album she revisits in a spontaneous and intimate fashion her major hits as well as classics such as “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley and “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. Even more surprising: the song “Lucy” was composed the day of recording, once again illustrating the raw talent of this songstress!