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David Gray unveils new single A Tight Ship

Take a listen to the singer-songwriter’s latest song.

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Credit: Derrick Santini

David Gray has released new single A Tight Ship, the latest track from his upcoming album Gold in a Brass Age.

The song is a bit of a departure for Gray. He uses his gravelly rasp but the singing is softer, sweeter, more intimate and occasionally falsetto. Take a listen…

Speaking about A Tight Ship, Gray says: “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.”

Gold in a Brass Age will be released on 8th March 2019 via IHT Records / AWAL Recordings and it’s available to pre-order now. The album was produced by Ben de Vries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius de Vries.

Following the album release, Gray will embark on a headline tour. You can see him at:

Fri 15th Mar – Cardiff, St David’s Hall (Sold Out)
Sat 16th Mar – Cambridge, Corn Exchange (Sold Out)
Sun 17th Mar – London, Royal Festival Hall (Sold Out)
Tue 19th Mar – Brighton, Dome
Wed 20th Mar – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 22nd Mar – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sat 23rd Mar – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sun 24th Mar – Gateshead, Gateshead
Tues 26th Mar – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Wed 27th Mar – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 29th Mar – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Sat 30th Mar – York, Barbican (Sold Out)
Sun 31st Mar – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 2nd Apr – Belfast, Waterfront
Thur 4th Apr – Castlebar, Royal Theatre
Fri 5th Apr – Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre (Sold Out)
Sat 6th Apr – Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre (Sold Out)

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