Within You: Ray LaMontagne

“War is not the answer. The answer is within you.”

“Within You” is hands-down the stand-out track on Ray LaMontagne’s sophomore album, “Till The Sun Turns Black Album”. I discovered him a bit earlier, in 2004, when his debut single “Hold You In My Arms” from the “Trouble” album popped up on the soundtracks of various films, television shows and even in commercials. But it wasn’t until a fateful listen to an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” that I heard “Within You”, a song with a message that is, and still remains, relevant.

I can’t say much about this tune that it doesn’t already say for itself but I will say that everything about it, from the simple but powerful lyrics, to Ray LaMontagne’s soothing, rustic vocals, and even the way that the strings near the end break your heart a little bit, is incredible.

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