With ‘Turn Out the Lights,’ Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — ‘Turn Out the Lights’ throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.
“The music on this song and album is wildly intense, spanning the minimalism of Suicide, the inspirational sound of gospel, John Carpenter’s lo-fi synth explorations and the post-punk of Public Image Limited” – NPR
Perfume Genius Releases new track “Die 4 You” With Official Music Video Critically acclaimed new album, No Shape Out now on Matador / Rhythmethod
Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has released the second video from his album No Shape, which came out May 5th on Matador Records / Rhythmethod. “Die 4 You” is directed by Floria Sigismondi (David Bowie, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake).
Of “Die 4 You”, Hadreas has said: “This is a love song with a lot of breath-control fetish language, to communicate a willingness to really give yourself to someone completely.”
No Shape, the fourth Perfume Genius album, has emerged as one of the most critically lauded releases of 2017 thus far, receiving praise across the board from outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Q, Rolling Stone, MOJO, GQ, W Magazine, NPR, Dazed & Confused, DIY and many others.
“No Shape sounds like a unique talent coming into full bloom. However weird it may seem, he’s here.” – The Guardian ‘Album Of The Week’ 4.5/5 stars
“There’s a huge amount to explore from a musician who knows that this is his moment” – Evening Standard
“”…a statement of defiance, strength, and unabashed beauty”- Q
“Glorious, inventive, shape-shifting music…” – Observer ‘Album Of The Week’
“…a heady, volatile brew that, in these emboldened settings, have the makings of anthems” – MOJO
“Perfume Genius’s ambition and eccentricity are broader than ever…”
– The New York Times
“… his most realized album yet, a tender and transcendental protest record of love and devotion” – Pitchfork (8.8, Best New Music)
“No Shape has a strange, intense beauty in which you’ll find echoes of George Michael and Prince as well as Owen Pallett and Anohni. A spine-tingling swoon of a record.” – GQ