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Perfume Genius Announces No Shape Dance Contest 

Perfume Genius Announces No Shape Dance Contest

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Photography: Alex Cayley

Queer singer Mike Hadreas asks fans to submit videos moving to album highlight, "Wreath." 

Queer musician and OUT100 alumnus Perfume Genius released his fourth album No Shape this May, and announced today a follow-up dance contest for his fans through July 26.

Singer Mike Hadreas--the talent behind Perfume Genius--posted a video to Instagram showing a friend dancing to album track,"Wreath," with a caption encouraging viewers to post themselves moving to the song, as well. Hadreas explained that whoever was able to move him emotionally with their dance will receive a personalized "witchbasket," as well as a Perfume Genius cover of any song they choose.

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In conversation with OUT, Hadreas shared that "Wreath" is a song with a deep personal meaning: "I grew up with Crohn's disease and felt like my body was betraying me all the time," he said. "I felt trapped inside of it, in a very physical way and even in a philosophical way, though I think that came later. I think 'Wreath' is a joyous song about that, even though it's essentially about only finding peace when you die. That doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing--there's something cathartic about singing about it in a really anthemic way."

To submit your dance videos, click here.

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