Grey Reverend is set to release his new studio album 'A Hero's Lie' later this year - listen to a preview on Clash.
With more music being made than ever before, it's often the simple things which stand out. No one will ever craft an entirely new chord sequence, but sometimes the familiar can still be striking.
Brooklyn's own LD Brown seems to have taken this to heart, with his songwriting focussing on simple, unfussy and yet oddly moving elements. Bumping into Jason Swinscoe at a local coffee shop, the then-unknown songsmith was invited on the road with The Cinematic Orchestra.
Becoming a close collaborator, LD Brown began using the name Grey Reverend. A debut album followed, released on Swinscoe's Motion Audio imprint, before LD Brown opted to take a back seat.
Well, now he's back. New album 'A Hero's Lie' will be released later this year, with Motion Audio once again providing the songwriter with safe harbour. Newly announced single 'Everlasting' is a powerful return, part of a four track document which demonstrates the breadth of Grey Reverend's songwriting.
Out on July 29th, the package contains a nod towards a dearly loved talent. Blues for a modern, urban environment, 'Nightingale' was a tribute of sorts to Elliott Smith. Performed with the same unflinching honesty which marked Smith's own career, you can listen to / download it below:
Grey Reverend is set to release new album 'A Hero's Lie' on September 2nd.
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