Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately album coverOn his fifth record, Mike Hadreas – the mastermind behind Perfume Genius – further asserts himself as an innovative performer capable of powerful musical statements.

A staggering confidence sees Hadreas exploring a range of sounds, with the hazy distortion of Describe contrasted to the harpsichord of Jason.

Much like the other records Hadreas has put his name to, the theme of sexuality is explored in significant detail, from formative moments through to his long-term relationship with musical collaborator Alan Wyffels.

At once gentle and fierce, this dichotomy is the very essence of Perfume Genius, a formidable talent who continues to break the mould of what it means to be an artist.

Set My Heart on Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius is out Friday May 15 via Matador Records/Remote Control.

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