Macy Gray & Big Freedia Collab on “I AM” Dropping On Pride Month


( ENSPIRE Music ) “I AM” Remix Featuring Paul Oakenfold Releases On Gala Music

ENSPIRE Contributor: Gabrielle Maya 

Macy Gray and Big Freedia are the iconic duo for the latest song, “I AM,” released during Pride Month. The release dropped on June 12th, and its acclaim was for being an anthem of empowerment and self-expression. Macy Gray is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for her distinctive raspy voice and unique music style. Her debut album, “On How Life Is,” released in 1999, features the Grammy-winning hit single “I Try,” which remains Gray’s most famous song. Big Freedia is an ambassador of New Orleans Bounce music. A hip-hop artist, TV personality, cultural influencer, and LGBTQ+ rights advocate, she gained traction when featured on Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning single, “Break My Soul,” in 2022.

This music collaboration of “I AM” has combined two amazing trailblazing artists. Gray declares, “Issa movement.” In addition, Big Freedia comments, “I AM” is the anthem for 2024 Pride and Beyond! This song is about living in your truth, being unabashedly free to be your authentic self! I had so much fun with Macy making this track; we’ve wanted to work together forever, and I’m so excited for the world to hear this track. Sing it loud: ‘I AM WHO I AM!'”

I AM Single Cover

On June 18th, the “I AM” remix featuring Paul Oakenfold will drop exclusively on Gala Music, a Web3 music platform. Gala Music’s platform allows artists to connect directly with fans, offering an immersive gaming and music experience. Including unique limited edition releases that redefine music distribution, this partnership highlights both artists’ innovation of technology.

Gray’s career consisted of several critically acclaimed albums, including “The Id,” “Big,” and “Ruby.” Her versatility was a strength across genres like R&B, soul, and jazz.  She has earned a Grammy Award and multiple Grammy nominations. Big Freedia has released three critically acclaimed EPs, “3rd Ward Bounce,” “Louder,” and “Big Diva Energy.” She is known for her signature catchphrases, which have been featured in high-profile projects such as Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Drake’s “Nice For What.” In addition, Big Freedia covered the song “Judas” for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary album in 2021.

Follow Macy Gray and Big Freedia on Instagram for details on their new collaboration, “I AM,” and other projects they will work on. For more information on Gala Music, visit To listen to “I AM,” stream it on Spotify or anywhere you get your music. 

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