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Perfume Genius Shares “Wreath” Video Featuring Dance Contest Participants

No Shape Out Now via Matador

Sep 19, 2017 Perfume Genius
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Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new album, No Shape, back in May via Matador. Now he has shared a video for “Wreath” that is made up of footage shot by fans of them dancing and singing along to the song. A press release states: “Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed from it.” So he had a contest asking his fans to submit videos of themselves dancing to the song. The winning entry was from Esperanza Kroger, who danced in the streets of Cholula, Mexico, partly in the rain. Watch both the video and Kroger’s entry below, followed by Perfume Genius’ upcoming tour dates.

Previously he shared a video for its first single, “Slip Away,” the audio for “Go Ahead,” and a video for “Die 4 You.” No Shape is the follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed Too Bright. Blake Mills produced the album, which was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed by Shawn Everett. Weyes Blood guests on one song, “Sides.”

Hadreas had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”

Read our recent interview with Perfume Genius on No Shape.

Perfume Genius Tour Dates:

September 26 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
September 27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 28 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
September 29 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum*
September 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
October 3 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre*
October 4 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Ampitheater*
October 5 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
October 6 - Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
October 8 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
October 9 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 10 - Magna, UT - The Saltair*
October 12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater*
October 13 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
October 15 - Miami, FL - Ill Points Festival*
October 16 - Orlando, FL - The Social
October 17 - Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy*
October 18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham
October 19 - New Orleans, LA - Champions Square*
October 21 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
December 10 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 11 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 12 - New York NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 13 - New York NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = with The XX

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