PART OF THE LIGHT
Cat no. 1.90758E+11
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne releases his new album, Part Of The Light, via Columbia Records. It's LaMontagne‰۪s seventh studio album, and was written and produced by LaMontagne. If you‰۪re looking for Trouble you‰۪ve come to the wrong place, Ray LaMontagne is on a musical odyssey and Part Of The Light is some trip. The slide guitar of the country-tinged first single Such a Simple Thing is gorgeously paired with heartbreaking lyrics, ‰ÛÏI can‰۪t make you see / if you don‰۪t by now.‰ But he hasn‰۪t forgotten how to rock. While it might not be the soulful party of You Are the Best Thing, the rousing chorus of standout track Paper Manis tinged with Lennon / McCartney melody. Plus there are enough fuzzy guitars and pounding drums on As Black as Blood is Blue and No Answer Arrives to break up the world-weariness. Like any good full-length effort it‰۪s got a killer seven-minute closer, with guitars that just soar and fade out like a thing of beauty. A musician in search of himself LaMontagne continues the journey with Part Of The Light. With something so well crafted and honest just sit back and enjoy the ride.