Published Jul 25, 2012Martha Wainwright's last album was her Édith Piaf covers collection, but the Montreal-raised songwriter has now turned her attention back to original material. On October 16, Rufus's little sister will release her latest LP, Come Home to Mama, via MapleMusic.
The disc was produced by Yuka Honda, one-half of '90s Shibuya-kei greats Cibo Matto, with recording largely taking place at Sean Lennon's home studio in New York. Honda's husband, guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco, is featured throughout the album, with other guests including Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Brad Albetta and Dirty Three's Jim White.
"Making this record was a totally different experience," said Wainwright in a statement. "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."
According to a press release, the album blends the "passionate angst" of her 2005 self-titled debut with the "twisted pop" of 2008's I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too.
Wainwright explained, "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. I can't wait to hit the road with my family and new band in tow."
A single has yet to emerge from the collection, but you can peruse the tracklist below and see the skin-heavy cover art above.
Come Home to Mama:
1. I Am Sorry
2. Can You Believe It?
3. Radio Star
5. Leave Behind
6. Four Black Sheep
7. Some People
8. I Wanna Make an Arrest
9. All Your Clothes
10. Everything Wrong