"Supernova"

Nice-guy singer-songwriter LaMontagne cut his new LP with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who laces this prim folk-pop come-on with psych-bubblegum guitars and Morse-code keyboard bleats. Auerbach's production turns an upbeat tune into something surprisingly rich without getting in the way of LaMontagne's easeful voice.

From The Archives Issue 1205: March 27, 2014