MARTHA WAINWRIGHT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
COME TO HOME MAMA ON OCTOBER 16TH
Produced by Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono), and written by Martha Wainwright, Come Home To Mama (MapleMusic Recordings) is an emotional roller coaster that dazzles throughout.
Recorded earlier this year in New York City, mostly at Sean Lennon’s home studio, Come Home To Mama has the passionate angst of her 2005 self-titled debut coupled with the twisted pop of 2008’s I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too.
In the past, Wainwright worked with husband Brad Albetta, but this time out chose Honda to add a feminine touch. Honda’s husband, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, provides the musical thread throughout this captivating disc. Guest musicians on the new album include Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), keyboards; Brad Albetta, bass and drummer Jim White (Dirty Three).
« Making this record was a totally different experience, » Wainwright says. « Yuka’s approach was very open. Sometimes I would just demo the song, singing in the closet which served as the vocal booth, then she would build the track around that. In other instances we would jam with a few musicians and try to get a live take. »
« This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple years ago and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs, » she adds. « I can’t wait to hit the road with my family and new band in tow. »