Last month Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) shared the single, ‘On The Floor’, off his forthcoming new album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately which will be released May 15. Today, he drops a remix of the track from Tokyo-based producer, Initial Talk. Initial Talk has done remixes for Rihanna, Lady Gaga and most recently Dua Lipa and is known for infusing early MTV-era 80’s sounds into his work. Here, ‘On The Floor’ is reimagined into a dance club track that falls somewhere between Prince and Pet Shop Boys.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately 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”
Pre-order Set My Heart On Fire Immediately here.