perfume genius is the stage name for seattle-based solo artist mike hadreas. hadreas's music explores topics including sexuality, his personal struggle with crohn's disease, domestic abuse and the dangers faced by gay men in contemporary society.
on march 21, 2017 hadreas announced his fourth studio album ‘no shape’. the album is produced by blake mills (fiona apple, john legend, alabama ahakes) & was praised by critics on release. pitchfork awarded it an 8.8 and named it “best new album", deeming it "his most realized album yet, a tender and transcendental protest record of love and devotion." the guardian commented that “no shape sounds like a unique talent coming into full bloom."
being present and being loved is the best anyone can hope for. for some people, it’s so much more than they could ever have expected. what sounds like heaven to hadreas may seem commonplace to others, but 'no shape' makes you understand how it looks from his rapturous vantage point.
"hadreas’ fourth record is pure decadence. It’s his most realized album yet, a tender and transcendental protest record of love and devotion..."
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