Say what you want about Dan Auerbach and his work with The Black Keys, but he's turning out to be one of the best current producers for vintage-sounding music.
After curating everything from the latest Dr. John album to the best(?) Lana Del Rey record he's started his own label and is having a really interesting streak lending his expertise to a few talented but quite unknown singers.
Enter Yola, a singer from Bristol whose warm voice marries the sun-kissed Tennesse plains in a dozen songs that flow effortlessly like a lazy Sunday afternoon.
She's backed by a few of the best session musicians in Nashville, people who worked with Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Roy Orbison, plus Auerbach himself.
The result? Perhaps it's nothing new, and I guess it won't make the top of the charts, but I guess it's enough to warm a tired soul in these last few winter nights.