David Gray has announced details of his new greatest hits album.
The collection, called The Best Of David Gray, will be released on October 24 via Kobalt Label Services/IHT Records and includes hits across his 25-year career and 10 studio albums, including 1998's multi-million selling White Ladder.
In an age where streaming services give fans easy access to an artists' back catalogue at any time, David has teamed up with Spotify to create a 'Best Of David Gray Weekly' playlist - a list that will change each week to reflect the most streamed songs in his discography. You can check it out here.
"What we have on our hands with ‘The Best Of David Gray Weekly’ is an ever evolving Best Of that is different every week, every month, every year, every decade," David said. "The more you stream a track, any David Gray song, the higher in the playlist it appears."
Spotify’s Chris Stoneman added of the collaboration: "Spotify are thrilled to partner with Kobalt in helping artists use our data in new and original ways. In re-imagining the Best Of album for the streaming age, they’ve provided a better experience for fans, whilst creating opportunities for the artist."
Fear not, non-streamers - The Best Of David Gray will also be out on CD, deluxe CD and vinyl on October 14, featuring three news songs including the newly-released Smoke Without Fire. Listen below:
"It’s certainly a strange business stopping the clock and listening to your younger self singing back to you from across the years," David added of the release.
David Gray's White Ladder is one of the UK's 60 biggest selling albums of all time, selling over 3 million copies since its 1998 release. The collection spawned the hit singles Babylon, This Year's Love, Please Forgive Me and Sail Away.
We recently spoke to David about the album, and he described it's journey to success "like a fairy story," adding: "We made an album mainly in my bedroom with zero cash and basically zero equipment and the charm of it all unlocked all this stuff and changed my life forever." Click here to read the full interview.
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