“Beauty In the World” (Live on Leno) (Video)

    Macy Gray has a new album titled The Sellout due in June, and she made this extravagant appearance on Jay Leno’s show last night (May 12) to promote it. Not many other musical artists have begun their late night talk show slots reclining on a bed, but Leno appears to be affording his musical guests some generous folly on his return to the Tonight Show.

     

    The host introduces Gray by offering a recent description of her work, which claims she resembles “Betty Boop smoking a joint with Sly Stone.” If only that was the case—“Beauty in the World” is simply a jangly old school soul influenced tune, which doesn’t travel anywhere particularly adventurous, but is likely to add to the huge sales Gray has already racked up in her career.