David Gray found his White Ladder in the end!
David Gray is an English singer-songwriter who after many years of struggling with unsuccessful releases on different labels ended up recorded the album White Ladder in his bedroom.
The single Babylon and his head shaking singing style made him world famous.
Since the release of White Ladder and the success that followed it, David Gray has toured the world and released several albums.
David Gray’s latest Album is a collaboration with the legendary Annie Lennox, bearing the title Draw The Line.
White Ladder was going to be David Gray’s final album!
Prior to the home made album White Ladder, David Gray had little success as an artist.
But David never gave up, even though he had been dropped by labels for almost a decade in various line ups he finally decided to make an album in his bedroom.
Only with the help of his drummer, Craig McClune, White Ladder was a massive success for an independent album.
A total of 8 singles was released from White Ladder which was followed up by touring with Dave Matthew’s Band in America.
Matthew’s even released White Ladder on his own label.
At the time Gray started the recordings for White Ladder he was seriously considering giving up his musical career.
Life on the road had finally gotten to him and depression started to kick in, his relationship was on the rocks and there was no money left in his life.
This is evident in the song Nightblindness were David sings: “what are we gonna do when the money runs out, I wish there was something left to say”.
He later said: “I find it weird that people can relate to that kind of pain”.
White Ladder earned David Gray a Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year in ’02.