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First Listen: Lucette, 'Deluxe Hotel Room'

Lucette avoids strummed guitars in favor of spartan digital sounds on her new album produced by Sturgill Simpson.
Lucette's Deluxe Hotel Room comes out May 17. Source: Fairlight Hubbard

introduced herself half a decade ago as the singer and songwriter behind "Bobby Reid," an eerily lulled plea to a lover who's turned murderous with an accompanying starring the stony stare and bloody hands of . The song shared its airily haunted, minor-key melody and shambling folk-rock feel with many other tracks on Lucette's debut album , which the Canadian piano player, born Lauren Gillis, recorded at the tender age of 19 with's" — the archetype of Southern gothic-pop — Lucette warmly embraced the comparison.

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