Her third studio effort, Mayhem, arrived in September of 2010, preceded by the single "Psycho." Also featured on the album was a rockabilly-tinged cover of Gloria Jones
' single "Tainted Love," previously made famous by Soft Cell
in 1981. Buoyed by the success of Love Tattoo, Mayhem performed similarly well, landing at number one in Ireland and number seven in the U.K. Two years after the release of the album, May announced she was pregnant with her and Higham
's first child. In August, 2012, she gave birth to her daughter.
In 2014 May released her fourth album, the Mike Crossey-produced Tribal, featuring the singles "It's Good to Be Alive" and "Wild Woman." The album hit number one in Ireland and reached number three on the U.K. albums chart. During promotional duties for Tribal in 2015, May announced she had separated from husband and longtime guitarist/collaborator Higham
. They ultimately divorced and Higham
launched a solo career.
May returned in 2017 with Life. Love. Flesh. Blood, her first album not to feature Higham
. The record was more stripped-down than previous efforts, with an accompanying shift in her image that found her eschewing her trademark blonde-accented pompadour in favor of a dark brunette shag. Produced by T-Bone Burnett
, it also featured guest performances from friends and collaborators Jeff Beck
and Jools Holland
. ~ Chris True, Rovi