A decades-old country song by Motörhead’s late frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has been unearthed. A ballad titled “The Mask,” it was released last Friday by Lynda Kay, who duets with the metal legend on the track.
Lemmy began writing “The Mask” in 1979—the same year Motörhead released the albums Bomber and Overkill—and recorded it with Kay in 2009. He relates an age-old country tale of forlorn love in his world-weary voice, while Kay’s velvet-smooth vocals take the upper octaves.
Kay released “The Mask” as the lead single from her upcoming double album Black & Gold, due out September 20. Hear it below: