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Martha Wainwright announces new album

By | Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright has announced that she will release a new album, ‘Goodnight City’, on 11 Nov. The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Come Home To Mama’, it features songs written by Beth Orton, Glenn Hansard, Merryl Garbus of Tune Yards, her brother Rufus and others, as well as herself.

“Making ‘Goodnight City’ was the most fun I’ve had in a long time”, says Wainwright. “Thomas (keys), Brad (electric/bass), Phil Melanson (drums) and I would sit in a circle and work out arrangements for these vividly different songs. Recording them live with very few overdubs the focus remains on the integrity of the song and our ability to play together as a band”.

On working with so many other songwriters, she says: “Because these writers know me and because I was able to personalise these songs by changing things here and there, I made them feel as if I wrote them myself. Somehow they wonderfully reflect my life and I am so thankful to the other artists for writing them”.

For fans of tracklists, here’s the tracklist…

Around The Bend
Look Into My Eyes
Before The Children Came Along
Piano Music
So Down
One Of Us
Take The Reins