Friday, April 11, 2014

TGIF: New Music from Ray Lamontagne

I couldn't think of a better way to start a warm, productive Friday. It's a lovely day to be alive, and I'd like to think this song playing is one of the reasons.

American singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne's fifth album Supernova is shaping up to be something pretty special. Produced with the golden touch of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, each new single is more evidence that Lamontagne is taking a 70s-inspired route with this new release. On the first self-titled single, he toys with colourful, Van Morrison-sounding chords that set an upbeat tone. But, with "Airwaves" (which I can't get enough of), Lamontagne strips down to smooth bossa nova plucks and airy whispers - all of which are groovy enough to seduce someone four decades ago, or now.

Listen to Lamontagne breathe his way through this gorgeous ditty, and look out for the new album on May 6.

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