David Gray is just about to release his new album Mutineers on June 30 through iht Records via Kobalt Label Services. This release will be Gray’s tenth studio album and his first in four years.
To coincide with Mutineers, Gray is currently touring the UK again for the first time in three years. The headline tour started at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 23 and Londoners were treated to a performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday. 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.
Gray has unveiled the video for ‘Gulls’ below which was the first track from Mutineers to be streamed ahead of release.
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.
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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.