Perfume Genius – Dark Parts

Mike Hadreas sings a ballad to his mum, and to all of us.


Words by: Ruth Saxelby

Mike Hadreas, one of our generation’s singular voices, has a gift for turning pain into poetry. On Dark Parts, taken from ‘Put Your Back N 2 It’, his second album as Perfume Genius, he sings a song of protection and salvation that anyone who’s ever wanted to make it all better will recognise. This video, directed by Winston Case and featuring Mike’s mum and boyfriend, is sweet and sharp in equal mentions, and a reminder of life after dark times.

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