Release date: May 2014
Supernova is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne, released on May 6, 2014 through RCA Records. The album was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and recorded at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. This time around, Ray took a different approach to his songwriting, breaking some of his own rules and conventions to channel the enthusiasm he had as a young songwriter, long before becoming the Grammy Award-winning musician he is today. "These songs reflect just my joy of songwriting, what I enjoy about writing songs," said Ray of the songs on Supernova. "They feel free to me. I didn't have to go searching around through cupboards to find the missing pieces; all the puzzle bits would just sort of burst to life in front of me. I just grabbed them and pieced them together and then would be surprised at what was in front of me - like, 'Wow, that's cool!'"