Beautiful, beautiful music. I first heard it yesterday morning and listened to it 5 times – not something I typically do.
Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“Martha Wainwright is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter. Wainwright sings “Prosperpina”, an elegy (def: an elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem) written by her late mother, the legendary folk singer Kate McGarrigle. The song was taken from her forthcoming album Come Home to Mama, the track was recorded in Sean Lennon’s New York home studio and continues a lifelong musical dialogue between Wainwright and McGarrigle, who passed away in 2010. “It’s the last song my mother wrote, and of course I also think that she wrote it for me, and for Rufus,” explains Wainwright, referring to her critically acclaimed crooner brother, Rufus Wainwright. “We wrote songs together, ever since we were children. As we sing her songs, I think her voice can be heard in ours, literally through our pipes.” The film was inspired by the premise of “Proserpina,” which recounts the story of the creation…
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