"21 years after his debut album, the British artist David Gray is going musically into unknown territory with his new album", the record company says about Gray's current work "Mutineers". Well, after enjoying the eleven pieces of this tenth studio production by Mr. Gray, you can't really discover these "unknown areas". But that doesn't matter, because "Mutineers" is simply another pleasant album by the sympathetic contemporary from Manchester, peppered with mostly melancholy songs. Gray proves once again that his music is in the tradition of the immortal folkpop luminary John Martyn. In addition, the mid-fifties are not unfamiliar with soul either, which is expressed above all in his expressive, room-filling voice, which resembles that of Marvin Gaye. Otherwise, Gray continues to be the man of voluminous sounds, the grand gesture, the convincing drama, the polished word. If you own your earlier records, you don't necessarily have to buy the new one. But she is always a jewel of aesthetics.
Top track: Beautiful Agony