Did you see David Radford on American Idol? His audition is here.
So now he’s 24, married, and he and his wife have formed a duo called The Gray Havens, and they’ve come out with a Josh-Ritter-esque literary set of songs with a great sound called Where Eyes Don’t Go. I can’t stop listening to it.
Here are some notes David wrote on these six songs:
1. Where it Goes– the main singer is “History” personified. The “song” being sung about represents true fabric of reality that God spoke into existence.2. Silver- a song inspired by a conversation between C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkein at Oxford before Lewis was converted. He told Tolkein that myths, including the gospel, were lies breathed through silver. The song is about testing silver against what Tolkein calls the “true myth,” with the latter being victorious over the singers in the end.3. Gray Flowers– The town represents Jerusalem. The officials represent the Pharisees. “Grays” is really “Grace.” Jesus represents the man. The woman represents the church.4. Train Station– the trains represent all religions, and the conductors their corresponding leaders. I think you can figure it out from there.5. Music from a Garden– a combination of Genesis 1 and a chapter entitled “The Founding of Narnia” from The Magician’s Nephew in the Narnia series. It is about how the Trinity created the world.6. Let’s Get Married– no gospel significance other than the covenant of marriage set to a catchy melody