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David Gray Releases New 'Gold In A Brass Age' Song A Tight Ship

Friday, 04 January 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

David Gray has aired the latest track from his upcoming album, ’Gold In A Brass Age’.

A Tight Ship is the second song to emerge from the follow up to 2014’s ’Mutineers’, following lead single The Sapling, which arrived alongside the LP’s announcement at the end of last year.

The cut features Gray’s familiar gravelly rasp over guitar and piano, but it’s the ushering in of electronica and alternative sound textures and production techniques that steal the focus here. He explained:

"This was by far the toughest track to get right. It has a quirky chord structure that keeps changing key and I’m singing in an almost Marvin Gaye falsetto, which is in no way comfortable for me. For ages I had the opening couplet ’The better then, to know myself/Fear be damned, let love be wealth’. Beyond that, I was stuck. The song has a lovely lightness that means the lyrics couldn’t be heavy-footed. The line that unlocked it was ‘To dance like no one sees’. That’s the pay-off."

Gray will release his first collection of new material in four years on March 8, prior to a run of 17 headline shows across the UK and Ireland. 

David Gray Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri March 15 2019 - CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sat March 16 2019 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sun March 17 2019 - LONDON Royal Festival Hall
Tue March 19 2019 - BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Wed March 20 2019 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri March 22 2019 - MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Sat March 23 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Sun March 24 2019 - GATESHEAD Sage One
Tue March 26 2019 - LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Wed March 27 2019 - BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre - B’mouth
Fri March 29 2019 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat March 30 2019 - YORK York Barbican
Sun March 31 2019 - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue April 02 2019 - BELFAST Waterfront
Thu April 04 2019 - CASTLEBAR Royal Theatre
Fri April 05 2019 - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sat April 06 2019 - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sun July 07 2019 - CORK Live At The Marquee

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