Once again, she displays a vocal range capable of crossing genres; from cool lounge, to entertaining cabaret, to smooth jazz, to spunky disco, to upbeat Broadway musical, Mckay's voice exudes a sultry allure while deliver lyrics that seem a little off kilter but still gently work their way into your ear.
Since releasing Pretty Little Head last year, and while in the process of working on her third album, Nellie was also cast as Polly Peachum in the Broadway revival of Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. If you've heard any of her work, you won't be surprised at her versatility. If you haven't, listen to the following and then dive deep into her work.
Nellie Mckay - Mother of Pearl : Obligatory Villagers
Nellie Mckay - Identity Theft : Obligatory Villagers
And one from her last album:
Nellie Mckay - Columbia Is Bleeding : Pretty Little Head
Here's the popular American version of the original song from the German version of The Threepenny Opera, Die Dreigroschenoper :
Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife : Pottery Barn: Supper Club