Love Will Be Reborn

Album: Love Will Be Reborn (2021)
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  • Martha Wainwright's first record in five years details the aftermath of her divorce from former producer and husband of a decade, Brad Albetta. She wrote the title track at a friend's house in London just after their divorce. "Love Will Be Reborn" poured out of her. "I wrote the song in its entirety within ten or fifteen minutes," she said. "I was bawling."
  • Though she was sad and scared, Wainwright took comfort from the healing power of music. "The hopeful lyrics and redemptive cry of that song came out of me as if I was being guided," Wainwright told UK newspaper The Sun.

    She added that "the power of music, the help of friends and family and the sheer need for things to get better" brought her out of her dark place.
  • Wainwright recorded Love Will Be Reborn in the basement of Ursa, a café-bar she opened in her hometown of Montreal in 2019. She recruited producer Pierre Marchand and Toronto musicians Thom Gill, Phil Melanson, and Josh Cole to help her lay down the tracks. Marchand is best known as Sarah McLachlan's longtime creative collaborator, having produced all her albums since 1991's Solace. He also collaborated with Wainwright's brother Rufus on his 2001 record Poses.

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