Perfume Genius has announced the new book, Immediately, which is now available for pre-order.
Immediately is the indispensable book companion to Perfume Genius’ (Mike Hadreas) critically-lauded album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, a "three-dimensional, dust-blown world that is cinematic in its grandeur and intimate in its inspection of the human form." [Pitchfork]
Featuring iconic portraits of the artist from celebrated French photographer Camille Vivier, this limited-edition monograph reveals the unseen procedures beneath the music—vivid conjurings that became songs and tactile byproducts from exercises in world-building.
Within its pages, beguiling still life is situated amid corroded collage, handwritten lyrics take shape, words emerge as emotionally-charged objects. The results are all collected here in a process made permanent.
In the book’s foreword, Ocean Vuong writes, “This is music to both fight and make love to. To be shattered and whole with. If sound is, after all, a negotiation/disruption of time, then in the soft storm of Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, the future is here. Because it was always here. Welcome home.”