Perfume Genius Shares New Short Film 'Pygmalion's Ugly Season'

Featuring music from his forthcoming album 'Ugly Season'
Perfume Genius Shares New Short Film 'Pygmalion's Ugly Season'
Perfume Genius is releasing his new album Ugly Season — which began as an accompaniment to his collaborative dance performance series The Sun Still Burns Here — this Friday (June 17), and today he's shared another piece of the multimedia project with Pygmalion's Ugly Season, a short film featuring songs from the album. 

The 28-minute film was directed by digital visual artist Jacolby Satterwhite, who also worked on the "Sound of Rain" portion of Solange's When I Get Home film. Pygmalion's Ugly Season is trippy, maximalist and very gay, and it features the Ugly Season songs "Herem," "Hellbent", "Ugly Season," "Photograph" and "Cenote." 

"I gave him free [rein]," Hadreas said of Satterwhite in a statement accompanying the film's release. "We're both the same age, I feel very aligned with Jacolby when it comes to taste and certain pop culture obsessions. There is also a spiritual harmony between us in the way we approach work and the similar energetic spaces we want to inhabit, realize and share."

In his own statement about the film, Satterwhite said:

Mike and I are both writing scripts. My visual narrative serendipitously mirrors the lyrical direction in his music; it's a rare, like-minded bond. It's a creation myth. How do you architecturally mould and render an idealized version of utopia? It's about making something that you desire so beyond your scope that it's hard to grapple into a concrete form.

Check it out below.