Video: Rufus Wainwright featuring John Legend “Heading for Home”

Rufus Wainwright
Photo Credit: Miranda Penn Turin

Rufus Wainwright brings in the big guns for his new album including John Legend on ‘Heading for Home’.   The two performers are featured in a new music video, a straight forward studio performance.  Accompanied by banjo and strings Legend’s voice is a revelation here.  Unshackled from his usual syrupy R&B he brings heartache to the tune.   It inspires thoughts of a Legend-Giddens collaboration.   Wainwright chose his co-conspirators well for this album.  Additional guests on the forthcoming album ‘Folkocracy’ include Brandi Carlile, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, Susanna Hoffs and Van Dyke Parks.

On recording ‘Heading for Home’ Wainwright reflects, “John Legend has arguably one of the most beautiful voices in the world and listening to him singing is a pure joy,” says Rufus Wainwright. “I am now one of the few who can say that it can get even better, and that is when you sing with him. Thank you for coming on this folk journey with me and singing Peggy Seeger’s ‘Heading For Home’ with me. It was an effortless flight, an elegant glide, a fulfilling soar, not just a mere walk home.

Beginning in August 2023 Wainwright will embark on a world tour featuring symphonic accompaniment for the songs from ‘Folkocracy’ as well as his past catalog.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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