- 14 May 21
Martha Wainwright's highly-anticipated new LP will be released on August 20th on Pheromone Records / Cooking Vinyl.
Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter is set to release her first album in five years, titled Love Will Be Reborn.
The beguiling songwriter is making a return to music following 2016's Goodnight City. Her latest offering will also be her first LP since 2012’s acclaimed Come Home To Mama to feature so much original material.
All eleven songs on Love Will Be Reborn are written by Martha, having written what would become the title track a few years ago in what was a very dark time for her personally.
Sharing the first single, ‘Love Will Be Reborn’, today; Martha hints at the ache of recent years while capturing a sense of optimism for the future. Wainwright wraps her wondrous, trademark vocals around the heartbreak to dizzying effect.
“I wrote the song in its entirety within ten or fifteen minutes I was bawling,” the musician admits.
Wainwright began to play the song live before she recorded the album and it became something of an anthem, giving her hope when it was most needed. The song, and the entire album, was produced by Pierre Marchand, best known for his work with Rufus Wainwright on ‘Poses’, the McGarrigle’s on ‘Heartbeats Accelerating’ and much of Sarah McLaughlin’s '90s catalogue.
Recorded in Martha’s Montreal hometown, the new album was made in the basement of café Ursa - which also served as a studio and at PM Studios.
Martha plays guitar and piano on the project and enlisted the help of Toronto musicians Thom Gill (guitars, keys, back-ups) Phil Melanson (drums, percussion) and Josh Cole (bass). Pierre Marchand plays keyboards on ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ plus two other tracks while Morgan Moore plays bass on several songs.
Pre-order Love Will Be Reborn here, and listen to the title track below:
1. Middle Of The Lake
2. Getting Older
3. Love Will be Reborn
4. Getting Right
5. Report Card
6. Body and Soul
7. Hole in My Heart
11. Falaise de Malaise