Published Oct 25, 2019Rufus Wainwright recently revealed he had signed to BMG for a new record, and now he's delivered the first single from his upcoming LP.
"Trouble in Paradise" hears Wainwright making his return to pop music, following detours into opera and Shakespeare-inspired music. In fact, his last pop album was 2012's Out of the Game.
Wainwright previously described the forthcoming album as "the bookend" to his 1998 self-titled debut, as well as "his most accessible album to date."
According to a press release, "Trouble in Paradise" is about "the fashion world but also applies to the state of the planet." Wainwright himself stated that the music has "a sense of sophistication and an animalistic instinct... After the opera world and natural aging, I can now sing at the full power of my abilities, and this record really shows that off."
Hear his return to form by streaming "Trouble in Paradise" below.