Fire and Stone
The Gray Havens
Inspired by everyone from G.K. Chesterton to J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, Chicago-based duo The Gray Havens are quickly making a name for themselves with their whimsical, quirky indie pop. Husband and wife David and Licia Radford began singing together shortly after they were married. The couple released an EP, Where Eyes Don’t Go, in 2013, amassing a loyal following. Now, with the group’s first full-length, Fire and Stone, listeners are invited into the epic narratives the duo pens through their lyrics–sometimes hopeful, other times dark and brooding. Produced by Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay) and mastered by Jars of Clay’s Matt Odmark, Fire and Stone debuted in the Top 10 on both the Amazon Best Sellers Singer/Songwriter chart and iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart and boasts 10 tracks filled with poetic imagery. From the sassy “Stole My Fame (To: Grace)” to the charming “Far Country,” The Gray Havens weave poignant stories of truth, sorrow, love, heartbreak, hope, courage and redemption. With its organic, left-of-center melodies and heady lyrics, it would be easy for Fire and Stone to fly under the radar. However, fans of Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray and JJ Heller should pay attention as they will be especially delighted with this debut.