Perfume Genius “Put Your Back N 2 It”

Another victory for androgyny on this record. The songs are slow ballads and mostly really short, and sometimes Mike Hadreas (it’s a one-man band) even does a waltz. “Normal Song” by definition isn’t because of the 3/4 time signature but whatever.
Hadreas and his piano are pretty much all you get in “Dirge.” This is one of the better tracks on the album. The title track is also very similar, with some strings added. It reminds me of Angelo Badalamenti.
All in all this album doesn’t offer a lot of surprises, but you can certainly relax a lot and listen to the poignant lyrics. I’m probably missing the point.

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