Don’t hate him; that’s just the way things are done. Canadian-American Pop-rocker Rufus Wainwright has a new album coming out April.
What better way to announce how great it’s going to be than by attacking the pretender to the music throne, Lady Gaga…? Here’s what he had to say to Music Week:
I think a lot of it has to do with Lady Gaga. I totally admire her tenacity, her ambition and her strength of vision. There’s just not one good song there.
He continues… “People, especially gay men, are falling so hard for it. I find it a bit disingenuous. We are in this somewhat sinister period and [artists have] got to kind of toughen up and be real. I guess I want to put a little bit more grit into my presentation of what’s happening in the world. It’s about conveying what’s inside us, as opposed to the return of the cone breasts. I find it predictable and boring.”
Guest artists include Nels Cline of Wilco, Nick Zenner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sean Lennon and Rufus’s sister, Martha. Here’s the title track to the record, Out of the Game…
and a little video teaser…
Out of the Game will be released April 23rd in the U.K., April 24th in Canada, and May 1 in the U.S.
You can additionally preview all tracks at his website: http://www.rufuswainwright.com/
1. Out of The Game, 2. Jericho, 3. Rashida, 4. Barbara, 5. Welcome To The Ball, 6. Montauk, 7. Bitter Tears, 8. Respectable Dive, 9. Perfect Man, 10. Sometimes You Need, 11. Song Of You, 12. Candles