Ray LaMontagne’s latest release, Supernova, is a unique collaboration. This album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys; which is especially awesome seeing that Ray and Dan are two of my favorite voices in music today. Auerbach is an incredible guitarist and uses those skills on this album, but also plays the claves and bass, among other instruments.
The title track features a punchy, fun beat that complements Ray’s smooth, smoky vocals very nicely. It almost seems like a pop song you would hear on the radio in the 70’s. Aspects of the song seem like a hybrid between something like Jonathan Edwards Sunshine and the Jackson 5.
The album overall seems brighter and less melancholy than his other work and I think it works really well for him. Enjoy and share your thoughts!