David Gray returns with his first full-length album in nearly 4 years, fostering a mature and expansive approach to his songwriting. Teaming up with producer Andy Barlow, Mutineers draws from the rich textures found in 1998’s highly successful White Ladder, while taking production and vocal performance to unprecedented levels. According to Gray, the collaboration with Barlow helped him step out of his comfort zone, ultimately producing the incredible, fresh sound that is Mutineers. “I had to surrender, relinquish control. But because I did, it’s made the music that much stronger,” says Gray.
Mutineers marks a distinct and palpable shift in David Gray‘s approach to creating music, and the album is undoubtedly all the better for it. Mutineers showcases David Gray‘s sense of confidence and ambition, focusing on lyrics first and allowing the rest to simply fall into place. Both a personal triumph and a delightful collection of songs, Mutineers may prove to be Gray’s most refined work to date.
RIYL: Travis, Nada Surf, Wilco, Nick Drake, Elbow
Recommended Tracks: Track #1 “Back in the World,” Track #11 “Gulls”, #3 “Mutineers”, #4 “Beautiful Agony”
Going for Adds 6/23 & 6/24
Label: iht Records