David Gray

David Gray

LeAnn Rimes Manchester Train Station

David Gray - LeAnn Rimes and David Gray at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 17th April 2015

LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray

LeAnn Rimes at BBC Breakfast

David Gray - LeAnn Rimes and David Gray arrive at BBC Breakfast Studio's, Media City Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 17th April 2015

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David Gray
David Gray and LeAnn Rimes
David Gray and LeAnn Rimes
David Gray and LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes and David Gray leaving BBC Radio 2

Shots of American country and pop singer Leann Rimes along with English singer songwriter David Gray as they both left the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015

LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray
LeAnn Rimes and David Gray

David Gray - Last Summer [Live On Letterman]


David Gray - Sail Away (Live On Letterman)


David Gray gave a performance of his 2001 single, 'Sail Away', while appearing on David Letterman's show.

David Gray - Babylon (Live On Letterman)


While on the set of David Letterman's show, David Gray performed his 1999 hit single, 'Babylon'. The single was originally as the second single for his fourth album, 'White Ladder', and was later reissued in 2000.

David Gray - The One I Love (Live On Letterman)


While appearing on David Letterman's show, David Gray gave a performance of his 2005 single, 'The One I Love'.

David Gray - My Oh My (Live On Letterman)


David Gray appeared on David Letterman's show, and gave a performance of 'My Oh My', the third track featured on his 1998 fourth studio album, 'White Ladder'.

David Gray - Gulls (Live On Letterman)


'Gulls', the final track off David Gray's 2014 tenth studio album, 'Mutineers', was recorded live during an appearance on David Letterman's show.

David Gray - Birds Of The High Arctic (Live On Letterman)


As part of his appearance on David Letterman's show, David Gray gave a performance of the eighth track, 'Birds of the High Arctic' from his 2014 album, 'Mutineers'.

Late Show with David Letterman- Arrivals

David Gray - Late Show with David Letterman - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 30th July 2014

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David Gray
David Gray

Groove Festival Day 2

David Gray - David Gray and The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott perform at The Groove Festival at Kilruddery House in Bray Co. Wicklow, Ireland - 06.07.14. - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 7th July 2014

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David Gray
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David Gray

David Gray On His Voyage Of Rediscovery With Latest Album 'Mutineers'


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David Gray is set to release his new album 'Mutineers' later this month (17 June 2014) but, as the title suggests, it wasn't all plain sailing. 'Mutineers' is Gray's first album in four years, following 2010's 'Foundling'. One of the main reasons Gray has taken his time with his tenth release is because he chose to do things differently with this album.

'Sometimes, you're staring up at the creative mountain and I was just bored of myself', he admitted, speaking about the record recently to Contact Music. 'I knew all the things I didn't want, but I didn't know what it was I was looking for, so I had to perform a sort of creative traverse, I had to go across the mountain. I was trying so many different things that 'not knowing' became my process.'

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David Gray - Interview


Interview with David Gray May 2014

David Gray conquered the UK charts for the first time in 2001 with his 'White Ladder' album and has remained high up there ever since with several more albums of mature pop such as 2002's 'A New Day at Midnight' and 2005's 'Life in Slow Motion'. He kindly gave up some of his time to talk to us about his new album 'Mutineers', new relationships, how he finds the song writing process these days and the pros and cons of working independently.

Contactmusic: Hello David, your new album 'Mutineers' is coming out in June, what can you tell me about it? 
David: It's a big record for me; I feel I've returned to the source in terms of my writing and my passion for music. I've rediscovered myself on this record so it has a power and it has something extra. I think there are record cycles, but then beyond that there are bigger cycles and if you see the first in my career as starting at the beginning and finishing with before 'White Ladder', then 'White Ladder' being the start of something else, then almost everything subsequently has been post-'White Ladder'. This now feels like the start of a new era and a very rich one creatively. Sometimes, you're staring up at the creative mountain and I was just bored of myself. I got off the road, I was physically and mentally exhausted, and I knew I wanted to do something different, I just didn't know what it was. I knew all the things I didn't want, but I didn't know what it was I was looking for, so I had to perform a sort of creative traverse, I couldn't just keep ascending, I had to go across and take the mountain from a different angle. I was trying so many different things that 'not knowing' became my process; I started writing in a backwards way. 

CM: What was it that was 'backwards' about your songwriting?
David: Normally, I'd write melodies and chords first and then find the lyrics to go with it. I began to write from lyrics back into music, taking other people's words as well and using them as a starting point for songs; so, a poem was responsible for 'Gull' and then a short story was responsible for the track 'The Incredible'. It was like putting on those prism glasses and everything's upside down. It takes a little while to take a few steps forward and know that you're not going to fall over, I was just using my instincts to build the songs in this way. 'Birds Of The High Arctic' was another one, 'Snow In Vegas' came out of a lyric I'd had for a long time. Once I began to realise there was real strength and also a nuance to this new approach. I went with it and then when we got to the studio to records, I found that was a further layer of challenging my ideas about how it should sound, how it could be arranged, how I went about recording it. Creatively my producer Andy Barlow played a huge part in that.

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David Gray

Date of birth

13th June, 1968

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.80