Challenges such as a nation focused on war and fear, and radio formats not geared toward her particular brand of music. She addresses these issues on the song "Everybody," which she says " 3is about how everybody has to play a part in progress in the world. We all have to pitch in if we want something to change."
On everything from the war in Iraq to music and individuality, Gray sings about the importance of being proactive in one's own life and choices.
This plays out in her personal life through the M. Gray Music Academy in North Hollywood, Calif., where she provides affordable after-school and weekend music classes to youth in the area.
But for her efforts, only time will tell whether the buying public responds kindly to Macy Gray's "BIG" comeback effort as they did for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige recently.
But if the album's lead track is any indication of what's to come, the public may finally make Macy happy and put her back at platinum-level success.