INITIAL TALK remixes PERFUME GENIUS’ ‘On The Floor’, new album ‘Set My Heart On Fire’ out May 15th

April 28, 2020



Early words on Set My Heart On Fire Immediately:
“Mike Hadreas’s fifth blazes a new trail through his emotional landscape” – MOJO ****
“Contains some of his catchiest songs yet” – Q
“Mike Hadreas goes full-on grunge fever dream” – The Observer on ‘Describe’
“As the new record swells between the murky roar of lead single ‘Describe’ to the synth-pop of ‘On The Floor’, Hadreas also finds himself veering from one extreme to the other, sometimes even embodying both at the same time, and revelling in the rebellion” – Attitude

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 on Matador. 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.

‘On the Floor’ in its original form is a celebratory pop song that plays with the LP’s themes of love, sex, memory and the body, channeling popular music mythologies while irreverently authoring its own. “This glimmering, majestic track slinks and jerks with joy”, said The Guardian Guide, while The Times called it ““Lissom, swooning electro-pop”. The track is currently playlisted at BBC 6 Music.

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino, Matt Chamberlin and Rob Moose. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels.
The album 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”
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately will be available on May 15th at all retailers. Fans can pre-order the limited edition double LP in translucent blue with a 24”x36” poster via the Matador webstore or in regular black HERE. The Matador webstore limited edition record can also be bundled with an exclusive t-shirt.

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately Tracklist
1. Whole Life
2. Describe
3. Without You
4. Jason
5. Leave
6. On the Floor
7. Your Body Changes Everything
8. Moonbend
9. Just A Touch
10. Nothing At All
11. One More Try
12. Some Dream
13. Borrowed Light

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