Perfume Genius Debuts “Pop Song”
Recently, Perfume Genius and choreographer Kate Wallich, along with Dance Company The YC debuted their project, The Sun Still Burns Here in Seattle. Today, Mike Hadreas AKA: Perfume Genius shares “Pop Song”, the follow up to the previously released “Eye In The Wall”
Perfume Genius on “Pop Song:”
“I imagined an ecstatic pile of bodies preparing to be consumed by the gods,” Hadreas says of the track. “A joyous communal sacrifice of the physical to spiritually level up. The lyric is like a conjuration spellto be sung when the mountain of bodies settles in position and is held still as an offering.”
Hadreas and Wallich created The Sun Still Burns Here together with longtime Perfume Genius collaborator Alan Wyffels, the artists in Wallich’s company The YC, costume stylists cuniform, Art Director Andrew J.S., and Production Designer Amiya Brown. The work features Perfume Genius, Kate Wallich, Lavinia Vago (The YC, RUBBERBandance, Sidra Bell), Thomas House (The YC, Kyle Abraham, Merce Cunningham Trust), David Harvey (The YC, Alonzo King Lines Ballet) and Andrew Bartee (The YC, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet BC). This work has been in development for over a year, supported by creative residencies at the Joyce Theater Foundation’s Artist Residency Center and technical residencies at Mass MoCA and at The Moore Theatre in Seattle.
The Sun Still Burns Here
East Coast Premiere
November 13 -17, The Joyce Theater, New York City ( tickets )
December 5 – 7, Liquid Music X Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, Minneapolis ( tickets )
January 17 – 18, ICA Boston, Boston ( tickets )
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