MARTHA WAINWRIGHT SHARES NEW SONG “WOLVES” FEATURING BROTHER RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
photo credit: Robert Lundberg
(Toronto, ON – May 8, 2020) – It’s been almost four years since Martha Wainwright released her critically acclaimed album Goodnight City, and today she shares “Wolves”, a track recorded during the Goodnight City sessions but one that didn’t quite fit the final album sequence. Despite this, it remained a favourite of Wainwright’s, not just for its sweeping, layered beauty but because it also featured her brother Rufus. Not wanting to keep it under wraps any longer, Martha shares “Wolves” with fans today – listen here.
Most recently Martha treated fellow quarantined friends and neighbours in her Montreal neighbourhood with several balcony sing-alongs, organized by POP Montreal and her Mile End café and music venue, Ursa. Watch these special performances here.
Goodnight City received notable praise from the likes of Exclaim, NPR, and The Guardian, who calls it “uplifting and powerful.” The songs were written by Martha while several were written by or with her friends and other great songwriters such as Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, her brother Rufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. Recorded in her hometown of Montreal, Goodnight City was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus and Julia Stone, Teddy Thompson) to create a poignant album that covers a dynamic spectrum in a fluid and cohesive manner.
With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha tours her music around the world to sold out audiences on several continents. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s “Aviator” and more recently in the HBO special “Olive Kitteridge” alongside Frances McDormand. Martha is in the midst of finishing up a book and getting ready to record another full-length album. Until then Martha shares her latest single “Wolves” featuring brother Rufus.