Choice Video: Perfume Genius – “Fool”

by on December 9, 2014
 

Enlisting the same sort of “underlying rage” which he felt justly permeated this year‘s near-perfect Too Bright album, Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius) has just released the characteristically startling video for “Fool” via Urban Outfitters. Credited with introducing a new era of “eclecticism and maturity” by The Guardian, Hadreas is a fragile and compelling figure in the pop culture landscape.

Image: Graeme Robertson

Image: Graeme Robertson

Unabashedly himself, Too Bright – and its accompanying videos – brings to mind the frenetic mood-based compositions of Kanye Wests’s Yeezus. “I wish I was more confident, and I want to say in interviews that I am, but I know I’m not really matched to the music yet,” Hadreas told Guardian’s Tim Jonze earlier this year. Interestingly, that separation only adds to the brilliance of Perfume Genius.

Featured Image from Perfect Genius’s Fool