Perfume Genius in 'Describe' video

Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) is back with new music.

He released a new song called "Describe" today, which is the riveting first preview of his upcoming fifth full-length record Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, which will be released May 15 via Matador Records.

“It started as a really somber ballad," he says of the track. "It was very minimal and very slow. And then it turned into this beast of a song. I started writing about when you are in such a dark place that you don't even remember what goodness is or what anything feels like. And so, the idea was having someone describe that to you, because you forgot or can’t get to it.”

Handreas self-directed the massive accompanying video, which is also out today and features Seattle-based choreographer Kate Wallich’s dance company The YC. Of the clip, he said he envisioned “an end of the world where there are no boundaries, there are no edges, no rules, or the rules are completely new with how you interact with each other and the space around you." 

See the video below.