Romanticism In Motion – RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Shines On New Album ‘UNFOLLOW THE RULES’

13 July 2020

Artist: Rufus Wainwright (New York born)
Album: Unfollow The Rules – his ninth LP or original songs
Released: 10 July 2020
Rufus:I hope it brings you joy, solace, comfort, happiness,
laughter, passion and maybe a tear or two. All I wish is that
you take an hour and listen to it all the way through, from
front to back.”

Rolling Stone writes: “Wainwright’s ninth album of original music, is a typically grand and jazzy affair with syrupy, smartly orchestrated songs of escapism, custom-hewn for people who think Burt Bacharach is too edgy and held together by Wainwright’s sweetly whining voice…  As with Wainwright’s best works, it’s musical theater without the theater and it comes with all of the good and bad that comes with stage drama… It’s a lush, grandiose place to be if you’re looking to get lost.”

Key phrase: ‘Romanticism in motion.”

Singles: Trouble In Paradise / Damsel In Distress / Peaceful Afternoon




Album in full…


Passionate Voice RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Returns With Single From New Album – ‘DAMSEL IN DISTRESS’…

New sonic impulses

American-Canadian singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT returns with a fresh album
eight years since his proper previous one Out Of The Game. The new longplayer called UNFOLLOW THE RULES is out 24th April.

First single Damsel in Distress’ is an elegant, charming and alluring
ode to the legendary folk singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell .

The song is accompanied by a fully hand-drawn
clip by the artist himself and Josh Shaffner

Listen/watch here…


New album UNFOLLOW THE RULES out 24th April. More info here.

Singer/Songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Released Magnificent Album ‘WANT ONE’ 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

23 September 2018


Album: WANT ONE – third longplayer

Released: 23 September 2003 – 15 years ago

PITCHFORK review: “A Renaissance man in modern application, Wainwright’s grand
scope here covers a great deal of space and unwittingly mines the ground dug out by
many a contemporary artist. With multitracked vocals and lush, complex arrangements
(both, Wainwright staples), the ghost of Brian Wilson seems a ubiquitous presence…”

Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Fascinating vox. Fascinating songwriting.
Fascinating orchestrations. Overall a magnificent score!

ALBUM in full…

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