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.
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."