Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Track of the Day: 'Queen' by Perfume Genius
The eagerly awaited new album from Perfume Genius 'Too Bright' has just been announced (out on September 22nd). 'Queen' is the first track from it, and it's immense. After the fragile beauty of 'Put Your Back N 2 It' Mike Hadreas seems to have come out fighting and ready to take no prisoners. This is the sound of a man confident in who he is and what he's doing. "Don't you know your Queen, gleaming, wrapped in golden leaves?" he asks (an image that he forms himself on the album's cover), powerfully pitting himself on a pedestal for all to see. The music is clear and powerful, and as the words "No family is safe when I sashay" precede a powerful instrument chorus you really can imagine him strutting up and down like Cleopatra as the world bows before him.
I'm not sure if he's found love, therapy or both but whatever it is I'm loving this new version of him bring on the album!
Update: There's now a proper video for the song. It's brilliant.