Archive | Dec 10, 2017

Certain Songs #1068: Macy Gray – “I Try”

Album: On How Life Is
Year: 1999

Like no doubt most of you, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to Macy Gray after her award-winning smash debut, On How Life Is, but right around the turn of the century, that record was pretty much everywhere, led by its biggest song, the anthemic “I Try.”

Grammy nominated for both record and song of the year, and a winner of Best Female Pop Performance, “I Try” was also a top five single, no doubt because the first time you heard the elegant chorus, you instantly needed to hear it again.