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Martha Wainwright - Love Will Be Reborn tickets

Tramshed Cardiff in Cardiff

Sunday 26th September 2021

7:00pm til 11:00pm

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Martha Wainwright - Love Will Be Reborn at The Tramshed, Cardiff on Sunday 26th September 2021

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Martha Wainwright - Love Will Be Reborn on Sunday 26th September 2021

Martha Wainwright is beginning again.
The beguiling performer and songwriter returns with Love Will Be Reborn, out in August. Not
since 2012’s Come Home to Mama has a Martha Wainwright record been so full of original
written material. Wainwright’s fifth studio album follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in
search of optimism and joy.

Wainwright wrote the first song—and what would become the title track— of the record a few
years ago. It was a very dark time, she says, but the positivity and luminosity of “Love Will Be
Reborn” signalled what was to come. The song simply poured out of her.

Much of Wainwright’s songwriting since 2016’s Goodnight City felt too raw. “There were several
years where I picked up the guitar, and I was so, so sad and depressing. I would just put it down
because I was terrible.” Before writing it out, or writing through it for catharsis, Wainwright had to
live it. Album opener “Middle of the Lake” reinforces Wainwright’s path forward as she sings
over voltaic chords and percussion, “I sing my songs of love and pain / Winds of change or
simply singing, I'm singing in the rain.” Her work never shies away from an existential throbbing
wound. “There are a couple major subjects on the record. From what I can tell, there's really
dark and then light,” she says,” It really is reflective of a very difficult period of divorce. Then,
after that, it’s meeting somebody new and amazing. And so you hear certain songs about this
new love.”

Wainwright enlisted Canadian producer Pierre Marchand for Love Will Be Reborn. “Hole In My
Heart” is an upbeat song, with Wainwright singing, “I got naked right away when I saw you / My
love was like the rain when I saw you,” as is the track, “Getting Older,” which is about aging and
new love. Other songs, she says, “represent me trying to shake away the past a little bit, the ball
and chain of that anger, try to escape from it.”

There is no song more gripping than “Report Card.” The song is stripped to essential
instrumentals punctuating her anguish. Wainwright expresses on the sombre track a feeling of
deep loneliness, evoking emotional nuances particular to parents and individuals separated
from their children because of custody arrangements.

Martha Wainwright's role as an artist has always been to embrace her wildness and sketch out
her raw depth. This edge is what makes Wainwright uncompromisingly herself and continues to
draw in an audience two decades on. To begin again does not mean starting over. This process
of rebirth honours the past to move forward. Love Will Be Reborn captures Wainwright’s heart in
transition. In an effort to rise out of some painful depths, as she says much like a phoenix from
the ashes of an existential twilight, Wainwright bore witness to what her heart endured to find a
new joy once more.

Music Genres: 

Folk, Pop Rock

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