Perfume Genius shares “On The Floor” & its video from upcoming album
We recently named Perfume Genius' "Describe" one of our favorite songs of February, and now the second taste of his highly anticipated new album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately is here. "Describe" was sort of a buzzing, distorted take on alt-country, and new single "On The Floor" finds him almost going in a funk/disco direction, and he does it in that way that only Perfume Genius can. It's another very promising single and judging by these two songs, Set My Heart on Fire Immediately doesn't seem like an album you're gonna be able to easily pigeonhole into one sound.
"On The Floor" comes with a video directed by Perfume Genius himself, and he says, "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 in to 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."
Unless coronavirus gets in the way, Perfume Genius is scheduled to tour with Tame Impala this year. All dates are listed below.
Set My Heart on Fire Immediately is due May 15 via Matador.
Perfume Genius -- 2020 Tour Dates
05/29/20 - Chicago, IL @ United Center#
05/30/20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum#
05/31/20 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena#
06/02/20 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena#
06/03/20 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre#
06/05/20 - Randall’s Island, NY @ Governors Ball
06/06/20 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena#
06/08/20 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center#
06/09/20 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena#
06/11/20 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena#
06/12/20 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center#
06/14/20 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
07/17/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center#
07/19/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center#
07/20/20 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center#
07/21/20 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center#
07/23/20 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center#
07/24/20 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center#
07/25/20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center#
07/28/20 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena#
07/30/20 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center#
08/01/20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena#
08/03/20 - Portland, OR @ MODA Center#
08/05/20 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena#
08/07/20 - George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre#
# = support for Tame Impala