Perfume Genius shares haunting ‘Rusty Chains’ demo

The sparse demo was recorded nearly a decade ago

Perfume Genius has shared a new video for a nearly decade-old demo of ‘Rusty Chains’, a song which originally appeared as a bonus track on 2012 album ‘Put Your Back N 2 It’.

The singer-songwriter – real name Mike Hadreas – recorded this version a year prior in 2011, and recently unearthed it. It’s a relatively sparse, haunting rendition that pairs particularly well with its eerie, puppet-led new visuals.

“I found this demo from nearly ten years ago now, it really stirred something up in me so i made a video for it to share with you,” Hadreas wrote when sharing the video earlier today.

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Watch the video for ‘Rusty Chains’ below:

Hadreas released ‘Set My Heart on Fire Immediately’, his fifth album under the Perfume Genius moniker, back in May.

In a four-star review, NME wrote that the album sees Hadreas explore “more organic, nuanced sounds”.

“He may have dialled the swagger back a little for album five, but his music still simmers with intensity, rather than bursting into flames.”

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Last month, Hadreas and his band performed album standout ‘On the Floor’ in an empty venue for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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