Set My Heart On Fire Immediately the new album from Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has been released today May 15 on Matador. Stream/purchase the album here. Today, at 10pm BST, fans can find Hadreas in conversation with Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief, Puja Patel via Pitchfork’s livestream Listening Club. The conversation will be followed by a brief Perfume Genius live performance.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino, Matt Chamberlin and Rob Moose. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels.
The album explores and subverts concepts of masculinity and traditional roles, and introduces decidedly American musical influences. “I wanted to feel more open, more free and spiritually wild,” says Hadreas, “and I’m in a place now where those feelings are very close– but it can border on being unhinged. I wrote these songs as a way to be more patient, more considered — to pull at all these chaotic threads hovering around me and weave them in to something warm, thoughtful and comforting”.