“…the album is marked with lyrical maturity…Smart, elegant and affecting, this is surely her best yet” – Uncut Magazine
Martha Wainwright’s latest offering, Come Home To Mama will be released October 16, 2012 through MapleMusic Recordings. Produced with Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, the album is a collection of 10 reflective songs that see Martha taking stock of her life. The first single, Can You Believe It, has been released to radio. Have a listen to the track here. With Come Home To Mama’s release just around the corner, Martha will be on the road to visit select cities in Canada. Martha will also be the musical guest on Late Night Jimmy Fallon, slated for December 14th!
Martha gives us her bravest album of all in Come Home to Mama. Deeply emotional and absolutely riveting, it contains Martha’s outpouring of responses to two of life’s utmost extremes: the loss of her mother, Kate, to cancer in January 2010, and the birth of her son, Arcangelo, just two-and-a-half months earlier in London, England.
“His coming into life was at a very emotional time,” shares Martha; “I went into labour while onstage. He was born very premature, but because of his prematurity, he was able to meet my mother. His due date was actually the day that she died.”
Martha’s Come Home To Mama is an engaging piece of art. Enjoy the album, see Martha on tour!
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Can You Believe It
The album includes one powerful cover of her mother’s work, Proserpina. The last song that Kate penned, Kate had performed it in a handful of settings, including The McGarrigle-Wainwright Christmas show, A Not So Silent Night held in December of 2009 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Written with the tradition of McGarrigle family Christmas concerts expressly in mind, Martha’s version is sparse, haunting, and startlingly beautiful. Take a moment to watch the making of the Proserpina video.
November 5th, 2012
Montreal • Corona
November 6th, 2012
Quebec • Theatre Petit Champlain
November 7th, 2012
Burnstown • Neat Coffee Shop
November 8th, 2012
Toronto • The Great Hall