Rufus Wainwright has unveiled his new single: ‘Out of the Game’. It is released on April 16th, followed by the album (produced by Mark Ronson) of the same name on 23rd April. Listen to it below:
The single opens the new 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.
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.”
Highlights from the album include the gospel infused rock of ‘Jericho’, the classical minimalism of ‘Montauk’ and ‘Candles’ – a stunning, poignant ode to Rufus’ late mother Kate McGarrigle.