New Ray LaMontagne – “Let It Be Me”

LaMontagne’s deep exhale at the beginning of “Let It Be Me,” a song from his forthcoming Gossip In The Grain (out 9/30), is packed with a tangible weariness and exhaustion. Once he starts singing, it’s clear he was making sure he had ample air to make it through the beautifully fragile, but sturdily human song that follows. Listen here. It’s all about breathing.