Song of the Day: I Try

Today’s song is I Try by Macy Gray.

R&B/Neo Soul
You can thank Sam Rami’s Spider-Man for introducing me to this artist (bit of a deep cut, but it’s fun).
The tone of this track is so smooth. The soft pace of those drums, the keyboard in the background, and the baseline.
It’s solid.

I play it off, but I’m dreaming of you
And I’ll keep my cool, but I’m fiendin’.

Yeah, her voice is a bit harsher than most are used to, but damn if it isn’t distinct (and it’s satisfying to me).

For those looking for a more contemporary rendition, there is a solid one by courtship. (2021).
The sound leans more toward electronic-styling (and is more up-beat), but it’s something.
I think it pales in comparison to the passion behind the original, but ‘different strokes for different folks’.

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Click here for the full YouTube playlist (of all of the song’s I’ve talked about).
I’ve talked about hundreds of them, so you’re bound to find something entertaining.

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