Release the Stars

Album: Release the Stars (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • According to Q magazine (April 2007), Wainwright wrote this song after his mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, recovered from a serious illness that left Wainwright extremely traumatized. McGarrigle had cancer, which claimed her life in 2010 when she was 63.

Comments: 2

  • Britt from Boston, MaThis song is so beautiful, it builds up a little and Rufus' voice is very strong.
  • Nicole from Philadelphia, PaThis song also features Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, which is a great funky band.
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