The Gray Havens started off the ACCS 25th Anniversary party with music and story.
We also spent some time with them to find out their own story. Read the article below, soon to be published in the upcoming Fall 2017 edition of The Classical Difference, the ACCS parent magazine.
Within 5 minutes on the phone, my suspicions were confirmed–The Gray Havens is right in our wheel house. They love music, love the Lord, and love classical Christian education. –David Goodwin, President, ACCS
The band was inspired by the works of Tolkien and Lewis, and sings of themes familiar to many of us but with a sound that has propelled them into the national spotlight. The Gray Havens centers around husband/wife Dave and Licia Radford. Since their beginning in 2013, their projects have been hailed as “an imaginative treatment of faith … [having] a visionary quality that’s both playful and enraptured.” They have a knack for creating a listening experience similar to paging through your favorite book, with richly textured compositions and multi-layered lyrics. Releasing their debut EP on Noisetrade in 2013, and their first full-length album, Fire and Stone, in 2015, the duo has gained a steady following of listeners nationwide.
Their newest release, Ghost of a King, debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts, rewarding listeners with immersive soundscapes and lyrical imagination. From poetic–almost Shakespearean– imagery to grand epics fit for a darkened concert halls, to pop music infused with loops and infectious beats, the albums possess a remarkable range. In the context of that refreshing variety, the album stays cohesive thanks to its exploration of the human condition of longing.
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