Last year Rufus Wainwright released an album of songs with just him and a piano called Songs for Lulu. For his next work, he says he’s going for a “danceable” album. Rolling Stone reported that Wainwright’s next album will have several tracks with production by Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele)
“The main objective — not for the entire [album], necessarily, but for portions of it — is to be danceable,” Wainwright says. “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.”
Of the 15 or songs being considered for the album include, “Candles” a tribute to Rufus’s late mother Kate McGarrigle and “I’m Out of The Game” a song about giving up stardom.
There’s no release date to title set for the album, but I can’t wait to hear something from Wainwright again, especially in such a poppy setting.
Also, on July 18th Wainwright will be releasing the exhaustive box set House of Rufus. A 19-disc set of all his albums, DVDs and four discs of rarities/demos. Order here.