On its sophomore effort, The Gray Havens continue crafting engaging folk/pop compositions with contemplative lyrics, while making noticeable strides creatively and personally. Besides sounding extra seasoned with their already steady craft, the husband/wife duo David and Licia Radford are baring even more of their souls thematically, tackling issues of longing and the desire to invest in lasting relationships rather than temporary earthly gain. The project also benefits from the easygoing touches of primary producer Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective), plus there’s a cameo from Colony House’s Will Chapman to further supplement the couple’s understated yet often times gorgeous musicianship and hand-in-glove harmonies.
The Gray Havens – ‘Ghost Of A King’ album review
4.5 Overall Score