Why ‘Shine’ by David Gray (Virgin Recs) is Timeless. . .

This is some of the finest folk rock.  It is soul stirring and reflects the need to quit crying and shine.  Gray has cleverly chosen to tell a romantic story while thematically reinvesting in love and light.  It maybe a quintessential love song.  He brilliantly and spiritedly declares, “your soul is the one thing you can’t compromise” amidst references to silver moons, beach lines, wind and “wandering hearts … like a feather”.