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Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

by Perfume Genius

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1.
Whole Life 03:53
2.
Describe 04:44
3.
Without You 02:35
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Jason 03:05
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Leave 03:05
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On the Floor 05:03
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Moonbend 05:21
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Just a Touch 03:28
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One More Try 03:01
12.
Some Dream 04:18
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AN IMPRESSION OF PERFUME GENIUS’ SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY
By Ocean Vuong

Can disruption be beautiful? Can it, through new ways of embodying joy and power, become a way of thinking and living in a world burning at the edges? Hearing Perfume Genius, one realizes that the answer is not only yes—but that it arrived years ago, when Mike Hadreas, at age 26, decided to take his life and art in to his own hands, his own mouth. In doing so, he recast what we understand as music into a weather of feeling and thinking, one where the body (queer, healing, troubled, wounded, possible and gorgeous) sings itself into its future. When listening to Perfume Genius, a powerful joy courses through me because I know the context of its arrival—the costs are right there in the lyrics, in the velvet and smoky bass and synth that verge on synesthesia, the scores at times a violet and tender heat in the ear. That the songs are made resonant through the body’s triumph is a truth this album makes palpable. As a queer artist, this truth nourishes me, inspires me anew. This is music to both fight and make love to. To be shattered and whole with. If sound is, after all, a negotiation/disruption of time, then in the soft storm of Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, the future is here. Because it was always here. Welcome home.

credits

released May 15, 2020

Mike Hadreas - Vocals, synths, wurlitzer
Alan Wyffels - Piano, organ, harpsichord, synths, flute, rhodes, harmony vocals
Blake Mills - Guitar, bass, piano, organ, synths, glockenspiel, harmony vocals, percussion, drums, drum machine
Pino Palladino - bass
Matt Chamberlin - Drums on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, & 12
Jim Keltner - Drums on 2, 9, & 11
Sam Gendel - Saxophones, drum machine, drums, synths
Rob Moose - Violin, viola
Gabriel Cabezas - Cello
Phoebe Bridgers - Harmony vocals on track 6
Ethan Gruska - Harmony vocals on track 6

All songs written by Mike Hadreas, except "Leave" and "Moonbend" written by Mike Hadreas and Blake Mills, and "On the Floor" written by Mike Hadreas and Alan Wyffels

Produced by Blake Mills
Engineered by Joseph Lorge and Greg Koller at Sound City in Van Nuys, CA
Mixed by Greg Koller
Mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Photographs by Camille Vivier @camille_vivier camillevivier.com
Art Direction by Andrew J.S. @andrew_js | @studio_debut studio-debut.com 

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