It’s been just over a year since we last spoke with Perfume Genius, a.k.a. singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas, about his bedroom-recorded breakthrough album, Learning.
Since then, the Seattle-based piano man has recorded a strikingly beautiful second album called Put Your Back N 2 It in a ‘proper’ studio for respected indie label Matador, co-starred in a music video with gay porn star Arpad Miklos, ignited a minor controversy with a too-hot-for-YouTube ad and earned a rep as a fearless and talented performer that’s willing to go there — in song and occasionally in interviews — on a number of difficult-to-broach topics.
We recently reconvened with Mike on the phone to chat about his new album, his insecurities and his amateur porn interests, as well as bait him into one of those super gay arguments that pits Beyoncé against another female pop star. Read the Q&A after the jump!
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