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

Perfume Genius.
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 on tour this summer. No Shape comes out May 5 via Matador.

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