Lillie Mae Covers Neil Young
Lillie Mae has shared her passionate new rendition of Neil Young’s classic “Razor Love,” available today at all DSPs and streaming services. “Like a lot of songs, I think ‘Razor Love’ is probably interpreted differently to the listener,” Lillie Mae says. “I can identify with the line, ‘on the road there’s no place like home.’”
The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist forthcoming album was recorded in Dallas, TX with producer Beau Bedford (Delta Spirit, Orville Peck) and inspired in part by Lillie Mae’s mother’s maiden name of Razor, “Razor Love” heralds the early awaited arrival of the Nashville-based artist’s upcoming third studio album, due later this year via S || C Records. Lillie Mae’s first new release in more than four years, the emotional new track – which features backing by her siblings, Frank Carter Rische (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals) and Scarlett Rische (acoustic mandolin), along with husband Craig Smith (electric guitar, B-bender guitar), producer Bedford (keys, synth, guitar, Moog), Aaron Goodrich (drums, percussion), and Geoffrey Muller (electric bass) – continues a body of work begun with her 2017 debut album, Forever and Then Some, produced by Jack White), and its 2019 follow-up, Other Girls, produced by Dave Cobb. Both released on Third Man Records.
Lillie Mae recently announced a free Memorial Day Weekend concert as part of Nashville’s annual Musician’s Corner (set for Friday, May 26 in Centennial Park), as well as a return to the high seas on the upcoming Outlaw Country Cruise 8, sailing February 4-10, 2024 from Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico aboard Norwegian Pearl.
Lillie Mae has been singing and playing since she could stand on her own two feet, performing with her family band at churches, fairs, festivals and theme parks across the country. In 2012, she joined Jack White’s all-female touring and recording combo, The Peacocks, playing fiddle and mandolin. The two musicians formed an immediate kinship, both being the youngest children of large families and multi-instrumental. White was similarly appreciative of Lillie Mae’s songwriting, producing Forever and Then Some at his Third Man Studios in their mutual home city of Nashville. She swiftly followed up with 2019’s Other Girls, pushing her sound into different shapes with producer Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell) at the helm.
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