G is for The Gray Havens

Here at wisethesimple we’re big fans of music.  And by we, I mean me.  (And me!)  …And Boldy.

I like a lot of different kinds of music, and am always on the lookout for new artists and genres to try.  One band that I am currently listening to is called The Gray Havens.

The Gray Havens is singer-songwriter duo formed by husband and wife, Dave and Licia Radford.  They have described their sound as “narrative pop-folk-esque.” The Gray Havens tend to write songs that tell stories and deal with faith.  Lyrically, they are inspired by C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more.

I love the sound of Dave’s singing voice.  He started out as more of a jazz crooner (even making it to the top 20 of American Idol while he was in high school), and that timbre is still evident in his singing style.  Licia provides beautiful, clear harmonies that blend perfectly with her husband’s voice.  I’m a sucker for good vocal harmonies, and these two do not disappoint.

The Gray Havens hit so many of my musical buttons.  They’ve got great vocals and harmonies, play an acoustic/folk style with jazzy influences, and have excellent lyrics that tell interesting, beautiful stories as well as make me assess my own heart and spiritual standing with Christ.  I highly recommend The Gray Havens’ EP, “Where Eyes Don’t Go,” and their new album, “Fire and Stone.”  Check ’em out!

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