Thank you for the new album! It's a work of art. Some people may not understand it, but... you're speaking my language! Raw emotion. I heard hints of Explosions in the Sky, Patrick Watson, Cher, Boards of Canada, Air and a ... jazzy sexy something, while still holding true to your unique sound. My favorite tracks are "Die 4 You", which made me want to sing along in the first 5 seconds without ever hearing the song, and "Run Me Through", with it's catchy Rhodes synth hook. Throughout, Perfume Genius has a great sound, vocals coming in crisp and clear, with broad harmonies and a great mix to the rest of the album. His best album yet.
I like put your back in to it, too bright and learning. Mainly because they help me when I am sad. Also the piano. The paino part is what really sold me. But so far on this album am not getting that as much. I will still listen to this anyway. Only because "the perfume genius is a genius". ♡
Certainly different from his previous material, it's a new foray into something comfortable and I love it. With the jazzy synths in Just Like Love and the sharp guitar downstrikes in Valley, it's a hard listen if you're fixed on his older stuff but well worth it.