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David Gray

I was so moved when my husband recently told me he still kept a voicemail I sent him years ago saying that the David Gray song, “Real Love,” had just come up on my iPod and it made me think of him.

It’s a gorgeous song and one of the reasons we’ve been huge David Gray fans since hearing his hit song, “Babylon” back in 1999.

Ten studio albums later, Mutineers, his latest, will be released on June 17. My son, who’s seen Gray perform a number of times, took his girlfriend to see him in concert in New York in April and texted me to let me know I’d love the new songs.

He was right.

I was lucky enough to receive a free download of Mutineers to review from One2One Network and it’s been playing on repeat in my house and car since my first listen.

The album – Gray’s first in four years – starts off with the appropriate “Back in the World.” Its surprising joyfulness is infectious but Gray’s distinctive voice gives it an emotional depth that defines all his songs.

Next up is one of my favorite songs on the album, “When the Crow Flies.” It’s signature Gray, combining raw emotion with a touch of tenderness.

Gray is an English singer/songwriter who writes like a poet and sings with a tone that has literally brought tears to my eyes. There’s a spirituality to his work that touches a really deep and meaningful place in me. He’s been compared to some of the best, like Van Morrison, with whom he shares a sensibility that propelled his chart-topping “White Ladder” to become Ireland’s bestselling album ever.

Mutineers is one of those rare albums that reminds me of the days I would listen to albums straight through because they were so good as whole works of art. There’s not a bad song on this one.

Gray will be touring this summer, and you should try to catch one of his shows because they’re real treats.

Meanwhile, you can preorder Mutineers on iTunes or Amazon, and enter to win a copy of the CD right here!

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below. Contest ends on June 14 at midnight Pacific time. Winner will be notified by return email. Prize can only be mailed to a U.S. or Canada address.

Comments

  1. Oh, I love the new song you linked here! Uplifting, beautiful, and soothing all at once…. Can’t wait hear the rest!

  2. I was hoping to see a link to his music. Really lovely. He sounds a little like Marc Cohen. Glad to have a new artist to check out further! I hope I win….

  3. Long time fan. I got to hear him life last year in Charlottesville! I’d love to win his newest CD.

  4. Love!

  5. I really like him so I went to order it from Amazon. Confused. They had two different prices for the same CD and no streaming offered. I stream everything in a sad attempt to keep clutter to the minimum.
    signed:
    just venting

  6. Off to add him to my Spotify lists. I wanna win a copy of the CD!!!

  7. I was supposed to go see David Gray years ago when a friend of mine asked me to go with her. Our kids were young and it would’ve been fun. But, as unfortunately happens a lot, I got sick. So I had to cancel and I felt terrible from my friend. And then when I heard Gray song I felt sorry for myself!

    I can see why you love his music, Lois. By the way, I didn’t keep it, but I remember every word Gary said in phone message after our first day. Sentimental…xo

  8. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    David Gray has such an amazing sound. Love Babylon and would love to hear his new songs.

  9. I have a friend who just LOVES his music. Now I’m going to have to listen, too! 😀

  10. Jessica @EatSleepBe says:

    Oh, pick me! I love David Gray and four years has been too long to wait!

  11. I actually don’t think I have ever heard of him, so I need to run off and watch the video!!

  12. Beautiful positive song! Hope you have a fabulous week!

  13. I completely forgot about David Gray, but I am excited to hear his new music!

  14. lisa jones says:

    I must check him out never heard of him but you got my attention now

  15. That’s so romantic that your husband saved your voicemail! This new record sounds great! David has a great voice.

  16. Back in the World is a beautiful song! I don’t think I’ve ever listened to David Gray before, but I certainly will now.

  17. I really like him. Can’t wait to listen to his new music.

  18. The name doesn’t sound familiar at all. I guess I need to watch the video and Google some of his other work to see if I know him but just don’t realize I know him. LOL

  19. I have not heard of this musician before. I like the name of the album which is high praise because my daughter Euphoria was named after a jazz album.

  20. So very pretty! I play on repeat when I find an album I love too!

  21. Hey, I could really listen to that. I love finding new music!!

  22. I love David Gray! I have two albums of his that I’ve not listened to in a good while. Time to pull them out again 🙂

  23. Maureen Sweeney says:

    Wow! What a great review … thanks!

  24. Never heard his music before…but sure would like to hear more!

  25. Jason F says:

    What an incredible artist and musician. His songs are so artful and soulful

  26. David Gray…given that I just was introduced to PINK and have watched her concerts over and over recently you can imagine the huge rock I have been under not knowing this artist as well. Goodness I am so grateful for you pulling me into the light! Was looking for new music to hike in the Andes to…thanks for helping me find some good stuff. Like a dear friend said to me last week when I asked her if she could download for me her fav playlist she said Ellymay I am going to funk you up:)). Thx for continuing the trend xxo

  27. Sounds wonderful. Will be checking him out.

  28. Love to win this. Sounds wonderful.

  29. Maria Oller says:

    I wasn’t familiar with his name or music but wow sounds amazing thanks for sharing!

  30. I have not heard of this artist before, his music sounds nice!

  31. Debra Harp says:

    I love the piano and any artist who uses it!

  32. Tricia van Dockum says:

    Love, love, love David Gray. I’ve been listening to him for a long time. Didn’t know he had a new album out. Thanks, Lois!

  33. So sweet that your husband keeps that voicemail! I love David Gray! We chose one of his songs for our cake cutting at our wedding.

  34. It really made me say, “awww…..” this is beautiful and such a soothing voice! Very lovely.

  35. Debbie Terry says:

    I enjoy his music and look forward to hearing the new album…(cd lol)

  36. Jennie Amusin says:

    I have seen David G. In concert twice, and he is great. I would love to hear his new album!

  37. That “Naked Like a Tree/The Only Way To Be” is a song I’m already fixated on and I want this album fervently!

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