PER­FUME GE­NIUS

– TOO BRIGHT

DNA Magazine - - SAMPLES -

Seat­tle’s Mike Hadreas is now up to his third solo al­bum of moody melan­cholic pop. You might re­mem­ber him best from the video for Put Your Back N 2 It, fea­tur­ing gay porn ac­tor Ar­pad Miklos and Mike canoodling, for want of a bet­ter word. To try and put Too Bright into per­spec­tive, imag­ine a more twangy, ’80s-inf lu­enced soft pop sound that creeps up on you, rather than ham­mers you over the head. Fool sounds like the kind of clas­sic Tay­lor Swift was aim­ing for on her 1989 al­bum, but missed. Too Bright might be a tad ab­stract or dense to ever re­ceive any ra­dio play, but this un­set­tling, dis­turbingly beau­ti­ful mu­sic de­mands your at­ten­tion.

Mike Hadreas, the mu­si­cal mas­ter­mind be­hind Perfume Ge­nius.

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