Perfume Genius has shared a brand new surreal quick movie that’s an accompaniment to his new album, ‘Ugly Season’.
The 28 minute quick movie, entitled Pygmalion’s Ugly Season, is directed by visible artist Jacolby Satterwhite and options music from the album, in addition to an look from Fragrance Genius – actual identify Michael Hadreas.
In a press launch, Hadreas stated: “I gave him [Satterwhite] free reign,” when it got here to directing the quick.
He went on: “We’re each the identical age, I really feel very aligned with Jacolby in terms of style and sure popular culture obsessions. There’s additionally a religious concord between us in the best way we method work and the same energetic areas we wish to inhabit, understand and share.”
You’ll be able to watch the quick movie right here:
Talking about his new venture earlier this 12 months, Satterwhite stated: “This venture is the genesis of an entire new route that I’m taking, one which I’ve been interested by inside this endemic tradition, since 2020.
“Mike and I are each writing scripts. My visible narrative serendipitously mirrors the lyrical route in his music; it’s a uncommon, like-minded bond. It’s a creation delusion.”
He continued: “How do you architecturally mildew and render an idealized model of utopia? It’s about making one thing that you just want so past your scope that it’s arduous to grapple right into a concrete kind.”
Reviewing ‘Ugly Season’, NME wrote: ‘Ugly Season’…now expanded within the studio with long-term accomplice Alan Wyffels and producer Blake Mills, is just not a lot a companion piece to ‘Set My Coronary heart…’ as it’s an train in stripping again the layers of pop.
“Boldly experimental, it comes alongside a brief movie by the equally formidable Jacolby Satterwhite, whose practise combines dwell video, 3-D animation drawing and print-making…Ugly Season’ is perhaps indulgent, however Hadreas remains to be in a position to weave within the tender and quick songwriting that made ‘Set My Coronary heart On Fireplace’ so participating.”
In September, Hadreas will return to the UK for a performance at End Of The Road Festival 2022. He additionally options on the invoice for this year’s Rock En Seine in Paris.