Perfume Genius - "Queen"

Listen to Perfume Genius' new song "Queen," the first single from his new album.

Perfume Genius makes powerful, personal, often gut-wrenching music, and if “Queen” is anything to go by, his next album will be no different. “Queen” is the first single from Mike Hadreas third album, Too Bright, which will be out September 22 via Matador, and it’s a blinder, all menacing keyboards which explode into a truly anthemic chorus. Once the power of the production has sunk in a little, and you listen to the lyrics, the song will really start to have an impact.

As Hadreas himself puts it, the song is a response to, “faces of blank fear when I walk by…if these fucking people want to give me some power—if they see me as some sea witch with penis tentacles that are always prodding and poking and seeking to convert the muggles—well, here she comes.” It’s a brilliant first single and we cant wait to hear more.

Listen to “Queen” above and check out Perfume Genius’ upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates:


26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

27 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO

29 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

30 – Triple Rock Social Club – Mpls, MN


1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

2 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto, ON

6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA

7 – Music Hall of Wmsburg – Brooklyn, NY

8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

9 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC

10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro, NC

11 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

13 – Three Links – Dallas, TX

14 – The Parish – Austin, TX

16 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ

17 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

19 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

21 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA

24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA