PERFUME GENIUS ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATELY REMIXES ALBUM
DUE FEBRUARY 19th VIA MATADOR RECORDS
FEATURING REMIXES OF EVERY SONG ON SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY BY ACTRESS, A .G . COOK, BOY HARSHER, DANNY L HARLE, INITIAL TALK, JAAKKO EINO KALEVI, JENNY HVAL, JIM-E STACK, KATIE DEY, KORELESS, NÍDIA, PLANNINGTOROCK & WESTERMAN
2020 saw the release of Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, Perfume Genius’ most celebrated album to date which topped many end of year lists and cemented him as one of his generations most innovative and essential artists.
Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) announces IMMEDIATELY Remixes, released February 19th, a companion album which sees every song on Set My Heart On Fire Immediately remixed in original running sequence by an all-star cast of Jaakko Eino Kaleivi, A .G . Cook, Jim-E Stack, Planningtorock, Jenny Hval, Initial Talk, Boy Harsher, Nídia, Danny L Harle, Westerman, Actress, Koreless and Katie Dey.
“I’m very honored to have all these incredible musicians rework these songs,” says Hadreas. “I felt personally remixed listening to their versions, hearing the spirit of my song completely transformed was very magical. Each one feels like a little portal to a fucked up shared world.”
Marking the announcement is a new video by Boy Harsher, the electronic duo of Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller, for their beguiling, nocturnal take on ‘Your Body Changes Everything’. The video was directed by Matthews together with Caitlin Driscoll and stars model Teddy Quinlivan and Brandon Gray.
Matthews notes, “For the video, I wanted to create something that reflected my feelings of disconnect. Summer during Covid was complex – everyone was locked down, but so desperately wanted out. Screens and distance became the norm for casual interaction. Inspired by David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983) and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist (1982), I developed this idea where a man becomes haunted by a beautiful alien – who can only access him through his television set. Long live the new flesh ! Luckily, Teddy Quinlivan was eager to participate from the very start and was a perfect cast for the flawless extraterrestrial. The desire within the video – the man wanting this cosmic babe so bad – matches the tone of the remix, especially during the sequences where she asks “Can you feel my love?” through the static on the TV.”
Muller adds: “This remix was a product of the darkest days of spring lockdown. The original, ‘Your Body Changes Everything’, reminded me a lot of The Walker Brothers, and I focused on that vibe when picking sounds, while attempting to honor the initial feelings of lust and desire”
The film captivates, as does the remix. You can’t look away, you can’t break the musical atmopshere.
IMMEDIATELY Remixes Tracklist
1. Whole Life (Jaakko Eino Kalevi Remix)
2. Describe (A .G . Cook Remix)
3. Without You (Jim-E Stack Remix)
4. Jason (Planningtorock ‘Jason there’s no rush’ Remix)
5. Leave (Jenny Hval Remix)
6. On the Floor (Initial Talk Remix)
7. Your Body Changes Everything (Boy Harsher Remix)
8. Moonbend (Nídia Remix)
9. Just A Touch (Danny L Harle Remix)
10. Nothing At All (Westerman Rework)
11. One More Try (Actress Remix)
12. Some Dream (Koreless Remix)
13. Borrowed Light (Katie Dey Remix)