4/24/2020

Rufus Wainwright heralds 'Unfollow The Rules' on powerful new single "Alone Time" with animated video

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT HERALDS UNFOLLOW THE RULES
WITH "ALONE TIME"
SINGER-SONGWRITER SUPREME UNVEILS POWERFUL NEW SINGLE AND ANIMATED VIDEO
LONG AWAITED NEW POP ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE
#QUARANTUNES #ROBERECITALS SERIES OF SOLO HOME PERFORMANCES PRESENTED DAILY ON INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK
UNFOLLOW THE RULES ARRIVES VIA BMG ON FRIDAY, JULY 10


"Like the rarest and greatest artists, Rufus Wainwright captures life in all its reckless glory and painful beauty...sometimes even in a single song.  Any Rufus fan knows this:  as soon as you hear him, yo
u can't imagine a world without him." - Cameron Crowe

GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has unveiled the latest single from his eagerly anticipated new pop album, UNFOLLOW THE RULES. "Alone Time" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official companion video, created by award-winning animator Josh Shaffner and featuring illustrations by Wainwright and Shaffner, is streaming HEREUNFOLLOW THE RULES arrives via BMG on Friday, July 10; pre-orders are available now HERE.

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"'Alone Time' is the end title of my upcoming album, UNFOLLOW THE RULES," says Wainwright, "an old school record that attempts to take the listener on a rich journey through the myriad of experiences of this thing we call 'life.' It is my belief that with everyone and everything, ultimately, all conclusions are about solitude and the acceptance of that fact, and that often this is a very beautiful realization. But today, in these dark times, I'm thinking a lot about the thousands of people who, due to COVID-19, are forced to experience intense isolation at the end of their days in order to save others, and the incredible fear that that must entail. This track is humbly dedicated to them; it is a wish of hope and a prayer for grace that they feel some sense of joy and comfort in knowing they are performing such an incredible act of sacrifice for humanity."
Wainwright is offering fans further solace with his ongoing #Quarantunes series of #MusicalEverydays and #RobeRecitals, presented each day via his official Instagram HERE and Facebook HERE. The daily videos see the singer-songwriter supreme performing new songs from UNFOLLOW THE RULES alongside classic catalog favorites, surprising rarities, and beloved cover versions. Catch Rufus perform "Alone Time" on Instagram today at 10am PT/1pm ET.
An ingenious, compellingly charismatic live artist, Wainwright hopes to see his fans later this year on his epic UNFOLLOW THE RULES Tour, with worldwide headline dates and festival performances currently slated to begin this June and then continue into early November. For scheduled dates and other information, please visit rufuswainwright.com/tour.

Wainwright's ninth studio LP and first new pop album since 2012, UNFOLLOW THE RULES finds the artist at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty, and a new-found fearlessness while remaining as creative, bold, and mischievous as ever. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Randy Newman) at a variety of legendary Los Angeles studios - including Sound City Studios, United Recording, and EastWest Studios - the album serves as both bookend to Act I of an extraordinary career which, like UNFOLLOW THE RULES, began in the studios of Los Angeles, but also now as the first lines of a remarkable new chapter. Inspired by middle age, married life, fatherhood, friends, loss, London, and Laurel Canyon, songs like "Only The People That Love" and the spirited, symphonic "Hatred" find the gifted singer-songwriter ready to tackle new challenges, yet compelled to confront his past by making sense of how he has grown both as a musician and the contended family man he has become.
UNFOLLOW THE RULES has already been met with remarkable praise from some of Wainwright's friends, fans, and fellow artists. "This is pop music on a grand scale; sweeping, symphonic, unabashedly emotional and fearlessly agnostic in style and delivery," says Sting, while Cyndi Lauper described the album as "Rufus' PET SOUNDS. It sounds like a culmination of everything he has done. It's a great album, catchy and intelligent."

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