Rufus Wainwright

Mark Ronson’s producing the forthcoming Rufus record Out Of The Game, a 12-song set featuring cameos from Nick Zinner, Sean Lennon, Nels Cline, Thomas Doveman Bartlett, and sister Martha. Rufus has called it his “poppiest” album to date, containing some of his most “danceable” singles. Now, forget all of that because it’s absolutely irrelevant with respect to the LP’s first single, “Montauk,” which is a rolling-arpeggio/piano ballad that is neither dancey nor poppy nor accompanied by anything other than Rufus and his keys. The lyrics are about family and about Montauk, which is fair enough since Rufus and his partner own a home in Montauk, and Rufus has a one-year-old daughter, Viva. Write what you know, etc. Hear it here:


Out Of The Game is due 4/23 via Decca.

Comments (8)
  1. I don’t love this, but I’m definitely interested in hearing more

  2. Did you even listen past the first minute? Not trying to hate, but there’s plenty of stuff going on besides just “Rufus and his keys.”

  3. This failed to get me excited about the new album.

  4. buffering endlessly for me…

  5. I like it, it has something. does something, gives something, just like Montauk.

  6. Mysterious ……….. Montauk

  7. buffering…. buffering… buffering… :(

  8. Saw Rufus perform the album live in a small venue in San Diego last Sunday. It is fabulous upbeat album… Not the drug induced morose stuff from the past. He has arrived…

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