Perfume Genius releases new single 'Describe' - WATCH

The singer is set to release his fifth studio album in May this year


Perfume Genius has released his first single ‘Describe’ from his upcoming fifth studio album.

The singer – whose real name is Mike Hadreas – is set to release his brand new album, ‘Set My Heart on Fire Immediately’, in May this year and today (February 25), he has shared the first single.

Speaking of the new single ‘Describe’, Hadreas - who identifies as gay - said: “It started as a really sombre ballad.

“It was a very minimal and very slow. And then it turned into this beast of a song.

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“I started writing about when you are in such a dark place that you don’t even remember what goodness is or what anything feels like.

“And so, the idea was having someone describe that to you, because you forgot or can’t get to it.”

The new video sees an end of the world scene where there are no boundaries, edges or rules.

Directed by Hadreas, the video features Seattle-based choreographer Kate Wallich’s dance company The YC.

Watch the new video below:

In May, Hadreas will release his new album which will explore and subvert concepts of masculinity and traditional roles.

On the album, Hadreas said: “I wanted to feel more open, more free and spiritually wild 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.”

'Set My Heart On Fire Immediately' will be available on May 15 at all retailers. Fans can pre-order the limited edition double LP in translucent blue with a 24x48’ poster via the Matador webstore or in regular black at this link.