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With 'Go Ahead,' Perfume Genius Dares You To Stick Around

Perfume Genius.
Ashley Beliveau
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Perfume Genius.

Perfume Genius has released the second single from his upcoming album No Shape, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014's Too Bright. "Go Ahead," one of the most challenging songs on No Shape, is everything that first single "Slip Away" wasn't — a spare, nearly melody-free, drum-pad-driven and string-sluiced examination of confidence amidst a mire of paranoia. Its thematic and sonic perpendicularity is both off-putting and, thanks to Mike Hadreas' gifted voice, coolly inviting.

Perfume Genius will be this summer.No Shapecomes out May 5 via.

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