Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rufus Wainwright To Release Out Of The Game

by Music-News.com on March 13, 2012

in New Music,News

Rufus Wainwright previews his new Out Of The Game album with a teaser for the title track single.

Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rufus Wainwright releases Out Of The Game – the first single from his new, Mark Ronson-produced LP of the same title – April 16 on Polydor.

It’s the perfect opener to an LP which unashamedly celebrates the spirit of the ‘70s and which Rufus calls “the most pop album” he’s ever made. A bold, heavenly jewel in the crown, “Out Of The Game”, is undeniably Rufus, his honey-toned voice cushioned by gospel singers as it glides through piano and electric guitar.

Rufus explains that the song was inspired by the YouTube obsessed kids of today. “For the first two verses I’m complaining, but in the third verse, it’s tinged with envy as well,” he says. “I’d like to be that age again and that silly, that excited about idiotic things. So I’m not being insensitive, just tired.”

The single is taken from one of the most eagerly anticipated LPs of the year Out Of The Game, Rufus Wainwright’s 7th studio album which is released on April 23. Highlights include the gospel infused rock of ‘Jericho’, the classical minimalism of ‘Montauk’ and ‘Candles’ ‘ a stunning, poignant ode to Rufus’ late mother Kate McGarrigle.

All in all, it’s a beautifully delivered reminder that the wonders of Rufus Wainwright will never cease.

For a teaser video previewing ‘Out of the Game’ see below.

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