Foundling is the stunning new effort by internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter
David Gray. Foundling (defined as "an infant found after its unknown parents have
abandoned it") is an extraordinary song cycle of rare and timeless power. As Gray
puts it with a warm laugh, "Foundling sort of arrived at my door without my asking
it to, so it felt very appropriate for this album."
Recorded at the same time as 2009's Draw The Line, Foundling looks like the most
gorgeous and minimalist musical tapestry that David Gray has ever created. Like
the recent productions of T-Bone Burnett, this is music that seems to exist almost
outside of time, yet feels fantastically modern and stripped of all unnecessary
varnish. "Because I've done so much recording lately, I think you eventually get
braver," says Gray. "You think 'I can go even further with this -- I can do even less.'
So there's definitely a sense here of reducing the songs to their absolute bare
minimum. It's basically the record I've been wanting to make for a long time and it's
as strong a statement as White Ladder in its own way. The album is like a stepping
off point for what might happen next. It's like I'm really putting my money where
my mouth is with this one." From the Label