Monday, February 20, 2012

Rufus Wainwright debuts first song from new album

L.A.'s public radio station KCRW premiered Rufus Wainwright's latest tune, "Montauk," on Friday, off his forthcoming seventh album, Out of the Game. Produced by Mark Ronson, the album will also feature sister Martha, Sean Lennon and members of Wilco.

You can hear "Montauk" here.

Wainwright told Rolling Stone last year, "The main objective – not for the entire [album], necessarily, but for portions of it – is to be danceable. I just want to make something that you love, driving around in your car listening or losing your mind to on a dance floor. Something to serenade us through these very, very troubling times."

"Montauk," where Wainwright and fiance Jorn Weisbrodt have a house, is not one of these dancier numbers, but has a lazy, infectious carousel-like rhythm to it.

In other Rufus news, the musician's opera, "Prima Donna" (inspired by Maria Callas saying the words "prima donna") will have its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Sunday, which you can catch a glimpse of here.

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