A New Day at Midnight is the sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter David Gray, released on 28 October 2002 in the UK by East West Records and IHT Records and 5 November 2002 in the US by the former RCA imprint ATO Records and iht as well. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1 upon its opening week, and spent a total of 49 weeks on the chart.
A New Day at Midnight produced two singles: “The Other Side” in December 2002, and “Be Mine” in April 2003. “Dead in the Water” was released as a promo-only single in November 2002. Both commercial singles failed to break into the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35 and No. 23 respectively. The album received critically mixed reviews, but went on to be certified platinum four times.
The album is dedicated to David Gray’s father, Peter, who died of cancer in 2001 at the height of Gray’s popularity. A song entitled “A New Day at Midnight”, written about the birth of his first daughter, Ivy, was written during the album’s recording sessions but was not included on the album.