If there’s any artist poised to have a breakout year in 2017, it’s Lillie Mae, a member of both Jack White’s touring band and family ensemble the Risches (formerly known as Jypsi) whose solo debut Forever and Then Some was produced by White.
In advance of the album’s release, Mae has shared “Wash Me Clean,” a lush, melancholy meditation on heartbreak and redemption. Mae’s vocals recall Stevie Nicks and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines in equal measure, while layered strings provide a gently rolling backdrop that mimics the water about which Mae sings.
Earlier this month, Mae debuted “Honky Tonks and Taverns,” a bluegrass-influenced number with biblical references, as well as the album’s debut single, “Over the Hill and Through the Woods.”
White produced Forever and Then Some, which is due out April 14th via Third Man Records.