Choice Video: Perfume Genius – Queen

by on August 6, 2014

When describing his new single “Queen” in a recent press release, Mike Hadreas (otherwise known as Perfume Genius) pointed to “an underlying rage” which he feels permeates his entire forthcoming album Too Bright.  That rage bubbles to the surface with the intoxicating video for “Queen,” directed by Cody Critcheloe.  “Even though I can get married in Seattle,” says Hadreas in a recent Pitchfork profile, “I could go to another country and get the death penalty just for being myself.  I’m not making music just for fiancés in Seattle.”

 Photo by Thomas Lohr