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Perfume Genius announces new album

Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, is to release a new album, Too Bright, recorded with Adrian Utley of Portishead and featuring John Parish on several tracks. The album is an exploration of what Hadreas calls “an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since ten and has just begun to bubble up”. He was inspired by audacious career-shift albums like Kate Bush’s The Dreaming or Scott Walker’s Tilt, records which walk the tightrope between pure songwriting and overt experimentation.

Songs on the album are inspired by homophobia Hadreas has encountered, a gleeful kiss-off to what he describes as “faces of blank fear when I walk by… If these fucking people want to give me some power – if they see me as some sea witch with penis tentacles that are always prodding and poking and seeking to convert the muggles – well, here she comes”.

Hadreas describes making of the album as being “like I had woken some ancient beast which began to rattle and threaten to rise”. 

Listen to 'Queen' now:


I Decline
No Good
My Body
Don’t Let Them in
I’m a Mother
Too Bright
All Along

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