Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing

The bearded family man has a knack for comforting vocals that feel like a cosy blanket, and bouncy beats.

Released 24 Feb 2009 

Ba da da da dum. Wow what an opening, a brass ska riff makes the raspy vocals a surprise. Unlikely to make massive inroads into popular charts, there’s no denying Ray LaMontagne is a talented musician. The kind of song everyone will like, regardless of it not being cool in the slightest.

Ray LaMontagne is fast making a name as New Hampshire’s hottest new export. Not fitting the accepted demographic of hip new things, the bearded family man has a knack for comforting vocals that feel like a cosy blanket, and bouncy beats. An elegant yet fun song, Ray’s voice provides warmth.

It could have done without the female backing singers, but other than that, this is a affirmative soul stomper of a song. The song is more positive than some of his other tortured musings, and could see new fans being won. I just wish he would go back to the day job and make me some shoes as bright and exciting as this – there would sure be a spring in my step.

http://www.clickmusic.com/singles/article/Ray-LaMontagne-You-Are-The-Best-Thing

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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