There's is nothing conventional about Nellie McKay. Quirky and highly-original, this London-born singer/songwriter first got her start as a stand-up comic at New York's gay bars in Greenwich Village. After Time Out magazine featured her she was offered several recording contracts. She chose to to go with the big boys of Columbia/Sony, which lead to the release of her critically-acclaimed double album "Get Away From Me" in 2004.
Her much-anticipated second double-disc album "Pretty Little Head" (featuring duets with k.d. land and Cyndi Lauper) was scheduled for the fall of 2005. However, after a dispute about the length of the album McKay decided to leave Columbia. A long battle followed about the ownership of the songs. Eventually, the album was scooped up by indie label SpinArt and was released last October.
The double-disc set is another brilliant expression of Nellie McKay's songwriting craft. The tracks are diverse ranging from from pop to jazz, and from hip hop to cabaret, always displaying McKay's knack for intricate musical arrangements and lyrical clarity. The track "There You Are In Me" is no exception combining fury and sensitivity in one potent, piano-driven package.
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