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A Way to See in the Dark
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September 13, 2011
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Centricity Music

Style: Mellow, introspective pop/rock; compare to Sara Groves, John Mayer, Jason Mraz

Top tracks: "Remind Me Who I Am," "The Sound of Our Breathing"

Gray's latest album has a title that could almost double as the name of a self-help or spiritual how-to book. The music has all the solemnity and seriousness that might entail; Gray writes catchy pop songs, but they aren't breezy, summery jams so much as the soundtrack for introspection. These songs are encouraging reflections for dark times, but they come up just short of being straight worship music; songs like "The End of Me" are too personal to be truly devotional, while "No Thief Like Fear" sounds an awful lot like, well, a selection from the religious self-help section.

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