Lillie Mae – Other Girls (album review)

by Woody on August 17, 2019

Photo by Misael Arriaga

Lille Mae hooks up with Dave Cobb and puts together a statement of an album. Simply put, this is a major step forward for the Nashville resident. Like her debut, Forever and Then Some, Mae effortlessly moves between the sub-genres of Americana. But for this album, the tone just feels a little heavier and darker. Sort of like, she’s seen some shit and we’re going to feel it.

The lead track, You’ve Got Other Girls For That, deals with a familiar scene in twang – the lover with the wandering eye. Mae takes the tact of not allowing that lover to dictate the terms of the end of this relationship. I Came for the Band (For Show) is my favorite track on the album; Mae proclaiming that women aren’t just ornaments for the band and.or the male patrons in the crowd. Later on, Mae revisits a song she wrote when she was 19; Terlingua Girl is a nice slice of Cosmic Americana.

There’s a certain strength and maturity throughout the album. That was also on show when I saw Mae and her excellent band last month. After a career of playing in the band, Mae is reveling in leading the proceedings.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Maral August 19, 2019 at 2:41 am

Love you Lillie
great post September 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

It is too easy to compare Lillie Mae to other alt-country crossover artists hence Other Girls’ purpose is to demonstrate Lillie Mae’s creative and musical ingenuity.

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