Perfume Genius has released an Amazon Original cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’ for Pride Month. The song is available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music HERE, and is currently featured on the newly relaunched PROUD playlist, which shines a spotlight on the best new music from the LGBTQ+ community.
“I chose ‘Fade Into You’ because I carried it with me for a long time and I always looked to it for the warmth and the very heavy vibe that it always brings,” said Perfume Genius. “It felt almost uncoverable but I wondered what I could do to make it sharper and maybe a little more desperate but still maintain the sort of beauty of it and the quietness of it.”
Last month, Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) released his new album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately on Matador Records to worldwide critical acclaim. 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.
Amazon Music listeners can find Perfume Genius’ Amazon Original cover of “Fade Into You” on PROUD, Amazon Music’s global playlist that spotlights new music from the LGBTQ+ artists. Customers can also simply ask, “Alexa, play Perfume Genius’ Amazon Original” in the Amazon Music app and on Alexa-enabled devices. As part of the newly relaunched PROUD Playlist, Amazon Music is debuting new Amazon Originals groundbreaking LGBTQ artists throughout the month of June. In addition to Perfume Genius’ Amazon Original, earlier this month Amazon Music unveiled a brand-new Amazon Original cover of “Mr. Brightside” from pop star Hayley Kiyoko. Amazon Music also recently released Pride History, a new, daily Alexa feature that pairs a story from queer history with a song to soundtrack the moment. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, Tegan and Sara, and Kim Petras, customers can ask “Alexa, open Pride History” to hear about famous moments in LBGTQ+ history.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately Tracklist
1. Whole Life
3. Without You
6. On the Floor
7. Your Body Changes Everything
9. Just A Touch
10. Nothing At All
11. One More Try
12. Some Dream
13. Borrowed Light