New music video: Perfume Genius “Queen”

Remember the 80s when wild, ‘out there’ music videos held some deep, hidden meaning?

From Stereogum:

A couple of days ago, Perfume Genius announced the new album Too Bright and shared the stark, powerful first single “Queen.”

Mike Hadreas, the man who performs as Perfume Genius, has said that the album represents a confident, confrontational embrace of queer identity and of the effects it can have, and that sure as hell comes through in the video, which is a truly great piece of work.

Cody Critcheloe, the man behind the performance-art pop project SSION, directed the video, a surreal masterpiece that starts with Hadreas playing a street hustler and jumps into the unknown from there.

(h/t JMG)