Listen to Perfume Genius cover Empress Of
A total rework of “When I’m With Him.”
January 30, 2019
The original version of Empress Of's "When I'm With Him" is a breezy but quietly devastated song about a faltering relationship. Today sees Perfume Genius cover the song, reinventing it and presenting it in his own style. In Mike Hadreas's hands, "When I'm With Him" packs a slightly heavier sonic punch, with co-producer Jim-E Stack beefing up the percussion as backdrop for his tender delivery. Empress Of remains on the song too, contributing backing vocals to something which feels less like a cover and more like a fully-fledged collaboration. Check it out below.