Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated, British singer/songwriter David Gray released White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary deluxe edition (IHT Records/ AWAL) to celebrate the trailblazing album’s 20-year anniversary.
White Ladder was born of difficult circumstances. Gray had been struggling, a lonely figure with an acoustic guitar swimming against the tide of Britpop, grunge, hip-hop, and electro. Written and recorded on minimal budget in the bedroom of a tiny house in the U.K., Gray experimented with drum machines and electronic elements, creating a blend of folktronica that has since become a familiar part of the musical landscape. White Ladder slowly found an audience—it took a year to creep into the British charts, then worked its way up to No. 1. The album eventually spent three years in the UK Top 100, spawning classic hit singles “Babylon,” “Please Forgive Me,” and “Sail Away.” It remains in the top best-selling British albums of all time and the best-selling album ever in Ireland.
Gray has gone on to establish himself as one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas. Following 10 album releases, Gray’s commercial success is also backed up by a critical consensus and numerous accolades.
Biography provided by artist management.