"Thoughts and Prayers" is the closing track on Help us Stranger
. The song starts as a tender acoustic hymn before signing off with a blistering jam featuring sisters Lillie Mae Rische's violin and Scarlett Rische's mandolin.
Lillie Mae Riche is a country-folk musician signed to Jack White's Third Man Records, The Raconteurs frontman said of her violin work on this track:
"'Thoughts and Prayers,' once we finished it, we knew it could only go one place on the album; it had to be the last song on the album because the amazing Lillie Mae on the fiddle, the outro she did was just so gigantic, almost like a 'Baba O'Riley
' thing, like The Who or something. It was such a gigantic ending that you had to put it at the end of the album."