“Mutineers” by David Gray Review and Giveaway

Date Sun, June 1 2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about music here on Reviews by Cole! David Gray is a musician who you may have heard on pop stations. He’s been in the game of making music for about 15 years, and I remember his song “Babylon” doing well a while back. While some of his songs have charted, David has always had sort of an indie feel to him, which might be why you like him.

I think his voice is particularly vulnerable and honest. The slower tunes often incorporate piano, and you won’t dance to them, but they make a great soundtrack if you want to do a little soul searching.

David Gray -- Mutineers

David Gray — Mutineers

Anyway, David will be releasing his 10th studio album on June 17th, entitled “Mutineers.” I recently had a chance to review that CD, and as soon as I pressed “Play” it reminded me of everything I had thought of Gray to begin with. It’s slow. It’s honest. Not all those songs are the best to listen to if I’m sad.

The following is the track listing of this CD.

  1. Back in the World
  2. As the Crow Flies
  3. Mutineer
  4. Beautiful Agony
  5. Last Summer
  6. Snow in Vegas
  7. Cake and Eat It
  8. Birds of the High Arctic
  9. The Incredible
  10. Girl Like You
  11. Gulls
  12. Nearly Midnight (bonus track)

If you’re already following David Gray on Youtube, you may have heard a few of these songs. “Back in the World” is one that I especially like. You can check out the video below to see if you’ll like this album or David Gray in General.

 

“Back in the World” seems to be the lead single, and it’s also one of my favorites. I have this tendency to pick out songs that would do well on the radio when I listen to a CD for the first few times. I guess I just like traditional song setups and hooks. I’m not quite a fan of “Gulls,” which looks to be another single that they’re promoting, but c’est la vie. Can’t love ’em all.

Another song that I do like is “Snow In Vegas.” The clever rhymes speak to the punny person in me. “Beautiful Agony” is also a nice song.

I do also like “Beautiful Agony,” which you can hear on iTunes so it will probably be another single from the disc. You’re got to love David’s subtle but raw style if you’re going to like Mutineers.

Keep up with David Gray and Mutineers (available on iTunes and Amazon) on these channels to get more familiar with his work:

If you’re intrigued by this song and new album, I’m happy to announce that I am also taking part in a giveaway. One lucky reader of Reviews by Cole will get their very own copy of Mutineers to listen to on repeat. Wait, I’m the only one who enjoys music like that? Oops!

Use the widget below to get your mandatory entry in. Then, come back on a daily basis to get more entries!

Good luck!

Mutineers by David Gray CD

Ends June 12th. Open to US and Canada.

Thanks to One2One network, who will be handling prize fulfillment, for the opportunity to review and giveaway this album.

 

4 Responses

  1. rosemary June 2 2014 @ 7:46 am

    wow

  2. Cole June 2 2014 @ 10:50 am

    you may want to add to your comment for it to be valid for this giveaway. Thanks!

  3. connie beach June 3 2014 @ 12:38 am

    I love the song from a older album called Shine.

  4. Dayna Wilson June 3 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    I LOVE David Gray. I saw him live a few years back, he was amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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