Watch Perfume Genius releases short film Pygmalion’s Ugly Season

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It comes ahead of the release of his new album ‘Ugly Season’.

With his new album ‘Ugly Season’ out this Friday, 17th June, today Perfume Genius is unveiling an accompanying short film titled Pygmalion’s Ugly Season with renowned visual artist Jacolby Satterwhite.

“I gave him free reign,” Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas says of the collaboration. “We’re both the same age, I feel very aligned with Jacolby when it comes to taste and certain pop culture obsessions. There is also a spiritual harmony between us in the way we approach work and the similar energetic spaces we want to inhabit, realize and share.”

“Mike and I are both writing scripts,” explains Jacolby. “My visual narrative serendipitously mirrors the lyrical direction in his music; it’s a rare, like-minded bond. It’s a creation myth. How do you architecturally mold and render an idealized version of utopia? It’s about making something that you desire so beyond your scope that it’s hard to grapple into a concrete form.”

Watch the film below, and read our review of ‘Ugly Season’ here.

See Perfume Genius live at the following dates:

JUNE
23 Zürich, Switzerland Bogen F

JULY
15 Halifax, NS, Canada Foundation Lot

AUGUST
15 Hamburg, Germany Mojo Club
16 Berlin, Germany Metropol
17 Cologne, Germany Kulturkirche
18 Zürich, Switzerland Bogen F
22 Glasgow, UK Saint Luke's
23 Manchester, UK Manchester Cathedral
24 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
25 Paris, France Domaine National de St Cloud
26 London, UK Victoria Park

SEPTEMBER
01 Sixpenny Handley, UK Larmer Tree Gardens
30 Perris, CA, US Desert Daze

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