"Ah! Live Again. Unfollow the Rules solo “
Unfollow the Rules is the title of Wainwright's new studio LP, his first pop album since 2012. The album shows an artist at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty and a renewed confidence in which he is still as creative and complex as ever. Produced by Mitchell Froom in a range of legendary Los Angeles studios, the album marks an end to the first act of an extraordinary career that, like Unfollow the Rules, began in Los Angeles studios, while also ushering in the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Inspired by middle age, married life, fatherhood, friends, loss, London and Laurel Canyon, songs like ‘Only the People that Love’ and the energetic and symphonic ‘Hatred’ find this talented singer-songwriter taking on new challenges, while forced to confront his past—making sense of how he has grown both in his role as a musician and as the happy family man he has become. The album was preceded by a single, ‘Trouble in Paradise’, a rhythmically complex song that was received with great acclaim by the international media, and received unanimous critical praise. The musical genius returns to the festival with a concert that is pure Rufus Wainwright. Accompanied only by his piano and guitar, this performance of Unfollow the Rules, along with his most popular hits, will be a concert that his most devoted fans cannot miss.