Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas. I first came across his music while trying to find something to do the night he came rolling through Salt Lake.
I'm not sure if it was the fact that this divine young man's key board resembled the red on the bottom of a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes or the fact that his lipstick shade was on point with mine, but I instantly fell in love. As his beautiful live show continued right before my very ears, I realized it was more than his appearance, it was his music that overtook me. It made me feel like I was in a really good dream that I didn't want to wake up from.
Even though Perfume Genius has only been around since 2012, he has a pretty promising career. He joined Beirut on their North American Tour, and has performed in the Black Rabbit Festival in China in the company of other act like Gold Panda and Mount Kimbie.
There is something endearing and lovely about this performer. Check out his stuff and stay Ugly!