One of Canada’s finest musical exports, Mr. Rufus Wainwright, recently released “Out of the Game,” the first single and title track from his forthcoming album, to be released on Decca Records. Although the Mark Ronson-produced album isn’t set to hit shelves until May 1st, in celebration of the upcoming Record Store Day, TVD has your chance to snag a signed (!!!) copy of it right now.
While recording Out of the Game in May of last year, Wainwright told Rolling Stone that his upcoming album is his danciest, poppiest record yet, saying, “I just want to make something you love, driving around in your car listening or losing your mind to on a dancefloor. Something to serenade us through these very, very troubling times.” The Grammy Award-winning singer also revealed that the songs on his newest album were heavily influenced by two major personal moments in his life, including the death of his mother, Kate McGarrigle, and the birth of his daughter, Viva.
In addition to Ronson’s work behind the boards, Out of the Game features guest appearances from Sean Lennon, members of the Dap Kings, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and Martha Wainwright (the singer’s sister), to name a few. Wainwright has also mentioned that he was heavily influenced by pop heavy hitters David Bowie, Elton John, and Queen during the Out of the Game writing and recording sessions.
If you want to add a signed copy of one of the most anticipated albums of 2012 to your record collection, comment below and tell us your favorite song featuring a collaborating artist.
I’m going to go with “Valerie” by the aforementioned Mark Ronson, featuring Amy Winehouse.
A winner with a North American mailing address will be selected a week from today, on Tuesday, April 3rd.