Music Review: Mutineers by David Grey

Review it Rah-shay By Jun 20, 2014 No Comments

You know those days: work is a trip, kid acting a fool and your give a damn just up and quit. David Grey’s Mutineers is the perfect album to get your chill on and relax after a long week.

David Grey is a GRAMMY nominated artist and Mutineers, his tenth studio album, debuted on June 17th, 2014. The album is a mixture of acoustic guitars, some computer synthesized sounds and David’s smooth voice. Mutineers is a bit out of my musical comfort zone. It’s a slower, effortless album that inspires relaxation and calm.


To coincide with Mutineers, Gray will tour the UK for the first time in three years. The headline tour, commencing at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 23 will include a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 24. The dates follow a run of sold-out US shows across April and May and three sold-out intimate shows earlier this year at Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre. Additional US tour dates will be announced in May.

Recorded in Church Studios, London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb), whose brief was to not let Gray “make the same record I’ve made before.” The result is an album that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly and finds Gray steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that. The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful,” says Gray.

David Gray captured the world’s attention with his breakout multi-platinum hit White Ladder, the first of three No.1 UK albums, earning him both Brit and Grammy nominations. He has continued to build on this success, with recent albums Draw The Line (2009) and Foundling (2010), both reaching the Billboard Top 10 in the US.

Mutineers Track Listing:
Back in the World
As the Crow Flies
Beautiful Agony
Last Summer
Snow in Vegas
Cake and Eat It
Birds of the High Arctic
The Incredible
Girl Like You
Nearly Midnight (bonus track)

North America Tour Dates & Cities:
See all dates and ticket info here:
Aug 01 – Boston
Aug 04 – NYC
Aug 05 – Philadelphia
Aug 07 – Columbia, MD
Aug 08 – Charlotte, NC
Aug 09 – Nashville
Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC
Aug 12 – Atlanta
Aug 13 – Indianapolis
Aug 15 – Cleveland
Aug 16 – Cincinnati
Aug 17 – Detroit
Aug 18 – Chicago
Aug 20 – Denver
Aug 21 – Salt Lake City
Aug 22 – Boise
Aug 23 – Troutdale (Portland), OR
Aug 25 – Redmond, WA
Aug 26 – Vancouver, BC
Aug 28 – Oakland, CA
Aug 29 – Reno, NV
Aug 30 – Las Vegas
Aug 31 – San Diego
Sep 03 – Los Angeles


The album opens with Back in the World, an uplifting piece that made me stop rushing and just enjoy those parts of life that gets lost when the demands are too much.

Every day when I open my eyes now
It feels like a Saturday
Taking down from the shelf
All the parts of myself
That I packed away


Of the other songs I found myself listening to over and over is Cake and Eat it. Honestly I was liking this song because it mentions cake but the simple lyrics just made me smile. It’s a simple song that sounds like a declaration to just ask (demand) what you want and take and enjoy it.

Work like a worm in the furrow
Dive like a bird in the wake
Live like there ain’t no tomorrow

I want all myyyy
I want all myyyy
I want all myyyy

The Album title song, Mutineers, is my favorite. David doesn’t so much sing as purrs the lyrics to this song and his voice is pure butter: rich and creamy. The lyrics are  n

Time is ours to burn
Is ours to burn
We got that glide
That freewheel glide
It’s ours to burn babe

Oh Babe
Sure feels good
Sure feels good
This moving close
This moving close
Sure feels good babe


The CD is available now and can be purchased through my affiliate link on Amazon: Mutineers (Deluxe Version)


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Grab your most relaxing chair, your favorite drink and be prepared for some relaxing tunes.


 r’s note: I received a free download of the album to review from One2One Network. All opinions are my own.


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