Perfume Genius has shared a cover of Mazzy Star’s 1994 classic ‘Fade Into You’.
The new rendition, which arrives as part of Amazon’s PROUD playlist, joins a project which aims to focus on the best new music from the LGBTQ+ community.
“I chose ‘Fade Into You’ because I carried it with me for a long time and I always looked to it for the warmth and the very heavy vibe that it always brings,” said Perfume Genius.
“It felt almost uncoverable but I wondered what I could do to make it sharper and maybe a little more desperate but still maintain the sort of beauty of it and the quietness of it.”
The new cover arrives shortly after Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) released his new album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, through Matador Records to worldwide critical acclaim. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino, Matt Chamberlin and Rob Moose.
The material was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels. The album explores and subverts concepts of masculinity and traditional roles, and introduces decidedly American musical influences.
For now though stream the song, below.