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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

David Gray: Melancholy Is The Flavor Of My Music

David Gray is a British singer-songwriter from Sale, England. His latest album is "Mutineers." (Facebook)

David Gray is a British singer-songwriter from Sale, England. His latest album is “Mutineers.” (Facebook)

British singer-songwriter David Gray is out with his first new album in four years. You might remember him from the song “Babylon” off his 1999 album “White Ladder,” which sold 7 million copies worldwide and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2002.

But his next album didn’t do as well. He’s released a number since then. His new album, “Mutineers,” is his tenth.

Gray sat down with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to talk about his new album, which he says is actually uplifting compared to his other stuff. He says melancholy music is what comes out when he plays.

“I don’t know what my beef is exactly with existence, but somehow when I’m singing it comes out in this way,” he told Hobson.

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