Perfume Genius has announced details of a new album.
The star’s fifth full-length ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’ will be released on 15th May, and features track ‘Describe’, also shared today.
“It started as a really sombre ballad,” says Mike Hadreas. “It was very minimal and very slow. And then it turned into this beast of a song. I started writing about when you are in such a dark place that you don’t even remember what goodness is or what anything feels like. And so, the idea was having someone describe that to you, because you forgot or can’t get to it.” Its accompanying video, self-directed by Hadreas, envisions “an end of the world where there are no boundaries, there are no edges, no rules, or the rules are completely new with how you interact with each other and the space around you.”
The video for the song is directed by Mike himself, and features Seattle-based choreographer Kate Wallich’s dance company The YC.