Bettye LaVette has been busy. The R&B songstress is entering her 50th year in the music industry, and will release her new album, Thankful n’ Thoughtful, on Sept. 25 followed by her autobiography, A Woman Like Me, on Sept. 27.
LaVette’s latest album tackles covers of classic artists including Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Lavette also re-imagines songs by newer bands, such as the Black Keys and Gnarls Barkley. She’s not afraid to bear her soul and sing from the bottom of her heart, making it clear why Lavette has such staying power as a singer.
Listen to the exclusive stream of Thankful n’ Thoughtful below.