Martha Wainwright has released a new video for her current single “Hole In My Heart,” the track is lifted from her forthcoming release, Love Will Be Reborn, the artist’s first LP in five years, which drops on August 20th, via Pheromone Records/Cooking Vinyl.
Offering a sneak peek at the new album, “Hole In My Heart” is a playful song that’s brimming with joy. The song serves as the emotional flip side to the previous song “Falaise de Malaise”, a song steeped in despair and sadness, the storm to the sunshine that is “Hole In My Heart.” The video captures this joy – watch it here.
A song of hope, Martha explains how the song came to be, “‘Hole In My Heart’ flew out of me when I was sitting in a sunny room trying to contend with this incredible feeling of joy and gladness. After feeling scared and lonely and unsure of everything, someone came along and changed my life. ‘We all live alone… but do you want to live alone together?’. It’s about making a commitment to living as two, together, against the odds.”
Like most records this year, Love Will Be Reborn was made during the global pandemic and recorded in Martha’s hometown of Montreal, in the basement of her brand-new cafe, Ursa, which also served as a studio. Enlisting the help of Toronto musicians Thom Gill, Phil Melanson, Morgan Moore and Josh Cole and producer Pierre Marchand, best-known for his collaborations with Sarah McLachlan producing some of her iconic 90s songs. Marchand also has a familial connection to Martha, having produced her brother Rufus’s second album Poses as well as Martha’s Mother and Aunt’s record, Heartbeats Accelerating.
Love Will Be Reborn
Cooking Vinyl/Pheromone Records
1. Middle Of The Lake
2. Getting Older
3. Love Will be Reborn
4. Being Right
5. Report Card
6. Body and Soul
7. Hole in My Heart
11. Falaise de Malaise
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Pre-order Love Will Be Reborn by Martha Wainwright HERE