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Perfume Genius covers Mazzy Star’s classic “Fade Into You” for Pride Month

Perfume Genius only just released his excellent new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, but he’s given us another gift today with a cover of “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star to celebrate Pride Month. Mike Hadreas explains:

“I chose ‘Fade Into You’ because I carried it with me for a long time and I always looked to it for the warmth and the very heavy vibe that it always brings. It felt almost uncoverable but I wondered what I could do to make it sharper and maybe a little more desperate but still maintain the sort of beauty of it and the quietness of it.”

For most, “Fade Into You” would indeed be uncoverable, but Mike Hadreas is not most people. He brings his natural grace to the song, adds the requisite atmosphere, and lets the natural brilliance of his voice and the songwriting do the rest. Enjoy it below or over on Amazon.

Read our review of Perfume Genius’ new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately.