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Sounds | Ray LaMontagne - Step Into Your Power



Fans van Ray LaMontagne zijn geduldige mensen, dat moet wel. Zijn laatste album Monovision ligt alweer vier jaar achter ons en liet de introverte bard horen zoals we hem uit zijn beginperiode (eerste vier albums) kenden. Zijn nieuwe single doet me helemaal aan de vibes in You Are The Best Thing denken: lekkere groove, upbeat, bakken vol soul... al is deze song misschien net nog een tikkeltje meer retro. Met dank aan de Secret Sisters voor de zalige backing vocals. Dit is opnieuw Ray zoals we hem het liefst horen. Nu nog die tour potverdekke!


Long Way Home verschijnt op 16 augustus 2024 via Liula Records.


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LaMontagne has spent the past two decades carving a singular space for himself in modern music. In a career that has seen overflowing critical acclaim, he’s opted out of the spotlight and its accompanying celebrity in the remote hills of Western Massachusetts. The New York Times accounts, “Visiting Ray LaMontagne is like going back to another century.”


His distinctive voice, described by Rolling Stone as an “impeccably weathered tenor croon”, continues to serve as a conduit for era-defining melodies and songwriting. Across eight studio albums, LaMontagne has let his songs and story speak for themselves, ringing a deep chord in the American subconscious. As has come to be expected through his extensive and awarded discography, LaMontagne delivers yet again on record nine with a cohesive, impressive effort.


The acclaimed folk singer-songwriter has released eight studio albums since his 2004 debut, Trouble, which is certified RIAA Platinum. 2006’s Till the Sun Turns Black and 2008’s Gossip in the Grain saw RIAA Gold certifications. LaMontagne received two Grammy nominations and won the award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise. In 2010 he began recording as Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs. For his debut album, LaMontagne won four awards, including three Boston Music Awards (Best Male Singer/Songwriter, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year) and an XM Nation Music Award for Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year. LaMontagne has received a nomination from the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards for Best New Touring Artist, the BRIT Awards for International Breakthrough Act, the MOJO Awards for Best New Act, and was given the title of Best Voice in 2006 by Esquire.




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