Perfume Genius AKA: Mike Hadreas Chatted with Records In My Life on the eve of his new release SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY. The full-length is now out via Matador Records. Perfume Genius talked about the albums that have been most inspiring to him personally and musically. Some of the titles Perfume genius talked about, include titles by Nick Drake, Talk Talk, Radiohead, Roy Orbison, PJ Harvey, The Knife, and more.
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Artists and Records referenced by Perfume Genius
Perfume Genius – SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY
Perfume Genius – The Sun Still Burns Here
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Radiohead – Ok Computer
Townes Van Zandt
Perfume Genius AKA: Mike Hadreas released Set My Heart On Fire Immediately on May 15th. Hadreas notes, “it started as a really somber ballad. 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.”
‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’ sees Hadreas re-teaming with Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino and Matt Chamberlin. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels.
Perfume Genius’ New full-length Set My Heart On Fire Immediately is now available via Matador Records