First heard Nellie McKay's (Pronounced mĭk – kīz) music at a Wizard Academy seminar. I agree with Roy Williams. We'll be seeing a lot of this young lady.
Some lyrics from Inner Peace - © Nellie McKay (From her debut album "Get Away From Me" (2004).
But then it hits you, then it kicks you
then you realize you’re not unique
and you ignore it, you implore it
just to let you turn the other cheek
don’t wanna think about the schools in Bosnia
don’t wanna sing about food in Somalia
I don’t need this, I don’t see this
all I want is inner peace
She's a vegetarian and member of PETA who grew up in Harlem. "It needs to be relevant. If it isn't, I'll stop doing it," she explained on a breezy July night in Harlem's Lenox Lounge, sipping on her usual Diet Coke. "I want to be in touch."
One of the emerging musical voices of the millennial generation.
More info and lyrics (some MA) at nelliemckay.net.
Also more at nelliemckay.com.