New Release & Video: Rufus Wainwright – Alone Time

Photo Credit: Tony Hauser

Rufus Wainwright has unveiled the latest single from his new album, Unfollow The Rules, out July 10th.

“Alone Time” is available now, alongside an official companion video, created by award-winning animator Josh Shaffner and featuring illustrations by Wainwright and Shaffner.

Listen below…

“‘Alone Time’ is the end title of my upcoming album, Unfollow The Rules,” says Rufus. “An old school record that attempts to take the listener on a rich journey through the myriad of experiences of this thing we call ‘life.’ It is my belief that with everyone and everything, ultimately, all conclusions are about solitude and the acceptance of that fact, and that often this is a very beautiful realization. But today, in these dark times, I’m thinking a lot about the thousands of people who, due to COVID-19, are forced to experience intense isolation at the end of their days in order to save others, and the incredible fear that that must entail. This track is humbly dedicated to them; it is a wish of hope and a prayer for grace that they feel some sense of joy and comfort in knowing they are performing such an incredible act of sacrifice for humanity.”

Rufus is offering fans further solace with his ongoing #Quarantunes series of #MusicalEverydays and #RobeRecitals, presented each day via his official Instagram and Facebook. The daily videos see the singer-songwriter supreme performing new songs from Unfollow The Rules alongside classic catalog favorites, surprising rarities, and beloved cover versions.

Rufus Wainwright plays the following in the UK this October and November….

October 13th – SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
14th – CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
16th – OXFORD, New Theatre Oxford
17th – LIVERPOOL, Olympia
18th – CAMBRIDGE, The Corn Exchange
20th – SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Leas Cliffs Pavilion
21st – BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
23rd – SHEFFIELD, City Hall
24th – GATESHEAD, The Sage
25th – EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
27th – YORK, Barbican
28th – MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall
30th – EXETER, The Great Hall
31st – BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome
November 2nd – LONDON, The London Palladium
3rd – LONDON, The London Palladium