I was introduced to David Gray by a friend of mine a few years ago. I was in love. He has such a folksy, gravelly sound that really can’t be pigeon-holed into any specific genre. It is just music that I can live with. I would get all giddy when he was singing in the background on Dawson’s Creek. He would go on vacation with me and play in the background on a warm summer day. You get it. Absolutely one of my favorite artists to date.
I was very excited when I was offered the chance to preview his new recording “Mutineers”. It does NOT disappoint. He has consistently remained an artist who records albums that do not contain only one or two good songs and a bunch of filler tunes. It is a quality work through and though.
“Mutineers” is his first recording in four years, welcome back David!!
The song list includes:
Mutineers Track Listing:
Back in the World
As the Crow Flies
Snow in Vegas
Cake and Eat It
Birds of the High Arctic
Girl Like You
Nearly Midnight (bonus track)
You can buy the album today at;
All little more information about David Gray:
David Gray has announced the upcoming release of a new album, Mutineers. The record is Gray’s tenth studio album and his first in four years. To mark the news, Gray has unveiled the video for ‘Gulls’, the first track from Mutineers to be streamed ahead of release.
To coincide with Mutineers, Gray will tour the UK for the first time in three years. The headline tour, commencing at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 23 will include a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 24. The dates follow a run of sold-out US shows across April and May and three sold-out intimate shows earlier this year at Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre. Additional US tour dates will be announced in May.
Recorded in Church Studios, London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb), whose brief was to not let Gray “make the same record I’ve made before.” The result is an album that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly and finds Gray steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that. The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful,” says Gray.
David Gray captured the world’s attention with his breakout multi-platinum hit White Ladder, the first of three No.1 UK albums, earning him both Brit and Grammy nominations. He has continued to build on this success, with recent albums Draw The Line (2009) and Foundling (2010), both reaching the Billboard Top 10 in the US.
North America Tour Dates & Cities:
See all dates and ticket info here: https://tickets.davidgray.com/
Aug 01 – Boston
Aug 04 – NYC
Aug 05 – Philadelphia
Aug 07 – Columbia, MD
Aug 08 – Charlotte, NC
Aug 09 – Nashville
Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC
Aug 12 – Atlanta
Aug 13 – Indianapolis
Aug 15 – Cleveland
Aug 16 – Cincinnati
Aug 17 – Detroit
Aug 18 – Chicago
Aug 20 – Denver
Aug 21 – Salt Lake City
Aug 22 – Boise
Aug 23 – Troutdale (Portland), OR
Aug 25 – Redmond, WA
Aug 26 – Vancouver, BC
Aug 28 – Oakland, CA
Aug 29 – Reno, NV
Aug 30 – Las Vegas
Aug 31 – San Diego
Sep 03 – Los Angeles
If you want more information about David Gray and what he’s up to, here are his links;
Official Website – http://www.davidgray.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DavidGray
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDavidGray
Instagram – http://instagram.com/davidgray
Instagram Contest – http://www.davidgray.com/instagram
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/davidgray
I’m going to sign off here before I start sounding like a stalker/groupie. Do yourself a favor this summer and get this as your summer background. You won’t regret it.
*Disclosure: I received a free download of the album to review from One2One Network and all opinions are my own.