As far as artistry in music goes, Perfume Genius is an artist who has always been on point. With his new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately coming in mid May, his new single “On The Floor” and its subsequent video should excite anyone who’s been lucky enough to be a fan from the early days.
The song has these wisps of sound that swirl around the vocals. This approach offers a cocoon for the true swag that the song holds to reside in. The mix of funk and soul based guitar that set the vocals free makes for an intriguing sound. The pop structuring employed help give the track a sophisticated space to bang on. While the beat isn’t the focus, the pace of the song is the hook, Perfume Genius sounds refreshed and reborn. The video wouldn’t work for another artist, yet here with the singer producer dancing along outdoors, the entirety of the clip appears like performance art over a typical music video. Of course, there’s nothing typical about Perfume Genius.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. The song is available to stream on all platforms. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately can be preordered directly from Matador Records before its May 15 release. Perfume Genius will be on tour with Tame Impala beginning May 29 at United Center in Chicago, IL until August 07 in George, WA at The Gorge Amphitheatre. His complete tour schedule is accessible here.
Image Credits: Photo by Camille Vivier.