Martha Wainwright is releasing her new album, Come Home to Mama, today, Oct 16. The album was years in the making and spans some of the most emotionally charged events in the singer/songwriter’s life, including the death of her mother, Kate McGarrigle, and the birth of her first child.
“It was really intense and it was really difficult times,” Wainwright says. “So, I started writing all these songs based on mortality.”
Wainwright chose Yuka Honda, co-founder of Cibo Matto, to produce the album.
Wainwright has shows on Nov 5 in Montreal, Nov 6 in Quebec and Nov 8 in Toronto. She then heads to the US and Europe.
In the below video, Lucas Silveira, from the Cliks, talks to Wainwright about her album and the music industry.