Perfume Genius Drops New Single "On the Floor"

It's our latest glimpse of his album 'Set My Heart on Fire Immediately'

BY Allie GregoryPublished Mar 16, 2020

Perfume Genius — a.k.a. Mike Hadreas — announced plans for his new record Set My Heart on Fire Immediately late last month. Now, a new track from the album has surfaced.

"On the Floor" arrives today alongside Hadreas's self-directed music video. The six-minute clip sees Hadreas performing an interpretive dance on a desert plateau — cigar in mouth and covered in dirt.

Here's what he had to say about the new song and video:

A crush can really live on its own, separate from you and the person you are pining for. 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.

"On the Floor" follows the release of the record's lead single "Describe."

Set My Heart on Fire Immediately arrives May 15 via Matador. Hadreas is scheduled to head out on a North American tour this June with Tame Impala in support of the album.

Watch the video below.

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