Recalling the recording of her fourth album Come Home To Mama, Martha Wainwright says, I don't think I've ever sung this hard, played this hard, or tried this hard. I've made this record as a motherless child and as a mother. Two things I had never been before. Wainwright’s mother, the iconic folk singer Kate McGarrigle, died in January 2010, two months after the birth - two months premature - of Wainwright’s first child. Come Home To Mama was thus born of having to find immense strength out of utmost vulnerability, embodying a profound milestone even for an artist of Wainwright’s courage and creativity. Almost shockingly good (BBC).
As its title suggests, Erin McKeown’s new album Manifestra embodies a deeper synergy than ever between her vibrant folk-pop songwriting and passionate political commitment, lending fresh resonance and bite to her potent lyrical narratives.
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