Monday, April 12, 2010

Rufus Wainwright Returns With New Record

Here at HAD, we happen to love Rufus Wainwright. The unfortunate problem is that in the past few years, his interest in becoming more and more of a pop diva has left us pining for his more subtle, singer song writer-y moments. Well, apparently Rufus was starting to feel the same way, as he's just dropped some enticing details about his new album.

The record, entitled All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (cover art at the top of this post), drops on April 20th. More importantly, it pares down Rufus to being a man behind the piano, right where he belongs. So far the only taste we've had are the videos of "Zebulon" (above), and "Sonnet 10" (video here). However, if those are any indication, this record is set to be just what we've been wanting to hear from Wainwright for the past couple of years.

So far, the only US date is on July 11th in Westhampton Beach, NY. That being said, we can't imagine that a full US tour isn't in the works. Very exciting news, to say the least.