Rufus Wainwright: ‘I’ve certainly made enough gay records’

Wainwright also reveals his 'bromance' with producer Mark Ronson

Rufus Wainwright has spoken about his forthcoming, Mark Ronson-produced album, which is set for release next spring and is entitled ‘Out Of The Game’.

The singer songwriter has said that the follow up to 2010’s ‘All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu’, will be a “very manly record” and added that he and Ronson developed an “intense bromance” while recording.

Wainwright told Stereogum: “I hate to say it, but it’s kind of a very manly record, I think, which I think is cool. I’ve certainly made enough gay records.”

‘Out Of The Game’ was recorded in less than two months and is about to be mixed in London. “There’s a real kind of baseline of just me singing the songs with a great band,” explained Wainwright of the album. “There’s some string lines and some amazing backup singers… but there’s this kind of anchor of guys sitting around jamming. And it’s very sexy, I have to say.”

He also said that there are two sides to the album, the “first being a sense of relief and lightness and joy about cherishing life because y’know, certainly the last three years were the darkest I’d ever experienced, considering my mother’s death. But by the same token they were also the most joyous, because my daughter Viva is going to be one this year, so that’s sort of intermingled with it.”

The album was recorded with members of the Dap-Kings and Sean Lennon also appears on a track. Wainwright will play the London Lyceum on April 30, 2012 as part of a short, six-date European tour.