On June 10, Martha Wainwright will release I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (Zoë/Rounder), the follow up to her critically lauded eponymous debut album. On her sophomore release, she strikes a perfect balance between intense passion and understatement. The album’s lyrics effortlessly juxtapose symbolism and dreaminess with literal straightforwardness.
Wainwright is one of the most respected artists in music today, so it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in music leapt at the chance to work on I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too. Pete Townshend, the Band’s Garth Hudson, and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen make appearances on the album as well as members of Martha’s uber-talented family, including brother Rufus, mother Kate McGarrigle, aunt Anna McGarrigle, and first cousin Lily Lanken. The 14 song album has 12 originals plus unique takes on the early Pink Floyd classic "See Emily Play" and the Eurythmics "Love is A Stranger."
The daughter of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha has spent her entire life surrounded by music. In addition to touring with Snow Patrol, Stephen Malmus, Gomez, Neko Case, and The Swell Season, she has also recorded and toured extensively with family members, most notably with her brother Rufus. Barry Walters in Rolling Stone wrote, "If you think Rufus Wainwright possesses an uncommonly expressive voice, check out his sister."