WATCH: Perfume Genius Exhibits Maddening, Solitary Desire in “On the Floor” Video

The pining new single from Mike Hadreas is our current self-quarantined anthem.

I don’t know what we’ve done to deserve this, but today we’re getting the second Perfume Genius video this month. It may have something to do with the fact that Perf Gene is dropping a new album in the coming months, as well as the fact that he’s an accomplished dancer and choreographer, but the reveal of Mike Hadreas’ “On the Floor” video is still exciting.

“On the Floor” is the second single revealed from the dramatically titled Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, out May 15 via Matador Records, and the video, like its predecessor, sets Hadreas’ emotive vocals and light electronic instrumentation to a self-directed series of images of the songwriter writhing around in the dirt. 

“A crush can really live on its own, separate from you and the person you are pining for,” Hadreas says of the single and its clip. “The fantasy feels like its own world, obsession can turn the person you are longing for into a monument that has less and less to do with them and more to do with the idea of love itself and what it can do, what it can soothe or quiet or light on fire. I wanted to show that maddening, solitary part of desire but keep the core which is a real warmth and belief that you have something crucial to share with each other.”

Watch the video below, and catch PG on tour this summer opening for Tame Impala at the dates listed here.


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