If you didn’t know, David Gray is back with his first studio album in four years. Titled Draw the Line, Gray’s soft spoken melodies return in 12 songs total, all set for release on September 22nd. Just weeks before it hits the streets, Gray’s turning the key on the hype machine, and like any forthcoming release, there’s a new single to boot: Fugitive.
The accompanying video to this mid-tempo piano ballad features a solo, head-bobbin, unshaven Mr. Gray, alternating between playing piano and acoustic guitar in a white room (sans a white ladder). Watch as he manages to avoid getting paint on his suit while the walls begin filling up with artwork from an unseen hand.
The video isnt up to the standards of a Thriller, but it serves its purpose. Fugitive is a fine choice for a first single, and hopefully an indication of what the new album will bring. Will it be as good as 2005’s Life in Slow Motion? We’ll find out in a few weeks.
David Gray 2009 Fall Tour Dates
10/23 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/24 – New York, NY @ WAMU Theater
10/26 – Toronto, Canada @ Massey Hall
10/27 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/29 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Auditorium Theatre
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/01 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
11/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
11/04 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnizer Concert Hall
11/07 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre