You Sing, I Write: Song of the Week: "Fugitive"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Song of the Week: "Fugitive"

No newcomer to the music scene, acclaimed singer-songwriter David Gray has a voice you can pinpoint anywhere. Gray is back with a new album, Draw the Line, to be released September 22 on Downtown Records. The self-produced album includes duets with Jolie Holland and Annie Lennox.

First single off Draw the Line, "Fugitive," brings back the singing style fans know and love, with a bit more orchestrated instrumentation as well as a gospel choir. Gray's storytelling is at it's best as the music only accentuates the beauty of the song. Souring electric guitars can be heard throughout the chorus as Gray sings, "If only for a second/See a twinklin in your eye/Gotta try."

Of the song, Gray said, "I've been a fugitive from life, I've been hiding in my bubble. And I had this image of Saddam Hussein being pulled out a hole in the ground. That's where the 'mud streaked fugitive' line came from. It's about hiding from life, from yourself. It's saying: don’t forsake it all because there's something keeping you upright and keeping you walking down the street. And that force was flying out of me."

Listen to "Fugitive," and if you like what you hear be sure to catch a show when he's in town! (See dates below).

David Gray Tour Dates:
August 15 - Mountain Music Fest - Redmond, Washington
October 23rd - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
October 24th - New York, NY - WAMU Theater
October 26th - Toronto, Canada - Massey Hall
October 27th - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
October 29th - Chicago, IL - Chicago Auditorium Theatre
October 30th - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
November 1st - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
November 2nd - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
November 4th - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnizer Concert Hall
November 7th - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
November 9th - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre


Anonymous said...

I like the song.....haven't heard of him before.

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