Singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23 featuring the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. The duet, titled "The Mask", is far from Kilmister's well-regarded metal fare. This poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Kay's harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American Recordings with Johnny Cash. The song was believed to have been lost, but was recently recovered.
Kilmister had begun writing "The Mask" in 1979 and finished it with Kay in 2009. The track will be released as the first single from Kay's upcoming double album, "Black & Gold". The LP features 20 original and cover songs crossing such genres as early '60s mid-century jazz and classic Bacharach pop to '70s roots rock and Memphis soul and was produced by her husband Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case). Musicians performing on her albums include members of bands from John Legend, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Tedeschi Trucks, Rita Coolidge, Jackson Browne and Jenny Lewis.