– TOO BRIGHT
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.