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‘Alone Time’ the new single from Rufus Wainwright

“Like the rarest and greatest artists, Rufus Wainwright captures life in all its reckless glory and painful beauty…sometimes even in a single song. Any Rufus fan knows this: as soon as you hear him, you can’t imagine a world without him.” – Cameron Crowe

‘Alone Time’ is the new single unveiled by Rufus Wainwright from his eagerly anticipated new pop album, UNFOLLOW THE RULES.

Alone Time” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official companion video, created by award-winning animator Josh Shaffner and featuring illustrations by Wainwright and Shaffner, is streaming HERE. UNFOLLOW THE RULES arrives via BMG on Friday, July 10.

“‘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 HERE and Facebook HERE. 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. Catch Rufus perform “Alone Time” on Instagram today at 10am PT/1pm ET / 6 pm BST.

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

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

November
Mon 2nd        LONDON, The London Palladium
Tues 3rd        LONDON, The London Palladium