"Hood" is sad, but its video is hot—an odd combination of a turn-on and a reason to weep at once. But how could Perfume Genius be so sad when, in the video, he has daddy-porn star icon Arpad Miklos around to brush his hair for him, put on his lipstick and eyeshadow and hold him longingly? A kiss in the dark at the end and a slight smile make us think Perfume Genius is truly an optimist and a romantic, that even if the song is heavy, there's no real reason to cry. His sophomore album, called Put Your Back N 2 It, will be released on February 21st.
January 18, 2012