New Music: "Queen" by Perfume Genius is like sonic cocaine
Perfume Genius, aka Michael Hadreas, is on fire. Fresh off his newest album, "Too Bright," he's everywhere we look, creating super weird music videos that confront his fears and give them personalities. There's no better example of how hard he's going with that theme than the single off the album, "Queen," which has the sassiest goddamn music video you've ever seen.
With stirring, forceful guitar and aggressive lyrics like "No family is safe when I sashay," the single is rousing and moving, causing you to connect with him as he wrestles with his own realities. It's short, to the point, and dare we say, sonically addictive.
Check it out below, and give his album "Too Bright" a listen as well. It was just released yesterday, so it's not up on SoundCloud yet, but it's on Spotify, so get it your fine ass self.
He just released another video for the other single off the album, "Grid," which is similarly bizarre and delightfully confrontational: