Ray lamontagne dating

04-Sep-2014 15:20

We didn't know if it was going to work, so we figured we'd give it a shot."The result is La Montagne's most joyous, playful work to date, filled with references to his love for 1970s Laurel Canyon rock as well as all sorts of new names who probably don't have real-life counterparts ("Julia," "Supernova"'s "Zoe").

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But a year off from touring coupled with investing in his home life (he and Sousa share a farm in Massachusetts with their teenaged sons) and hobbies like colonial ironwork helped reignite the creative spark.

"I needed an engineer reference," says La Montagne.

"I was going to make the record at the house, but in that conversation we sort of very quickly got to working in Dan's studio [in Nashville], which is great. We were really happy we could make some time to at least experiment.

Even a song like "Supernova"'s "Ojai," in which La Montagne sings of a desire to get away from the city life, appears to be a work of fiction. I'm still decoding these songs and figuring out where they came from."If La Montagne's dirty secret is that he has a happy home life, well, that's the point.

"I still don't know what that song is about — some old hippie who made it to California and lost touch with old friends, or gets slighted or something," he says. Michael Mc Donald, La Montagne's longtime manager at Mick Management, says other circumstances in the singer's life have allowed him to imbue his music with such authentic pain and emotion, but those moments rarely inspire pen to paper.

"It's something that's in my DNA — I need space," he says.