Perfume Genius has shared a moody and eerie cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic ‘I Will Survive’.
Sharing the cover via his newsletter, Perfume Genius – real name Mike Hadreas – said he had recorded his version of the song at home, and had intended it for a commercial pitch.
“I recorded this at home for a commercial pitch, but they didn’t give me the money,” Hadreas wrote.
“I suppose the cover is a little deathbed-y, I was very serious that day, but i like how it turned out. In particular the last moment… i might stretch that in to something new.”
Hadreas also shared a video to accompany the cover, writing that he “ended up with an old bowflex commercial and forest fire footage that [he] spliced together.”
Listen to his cover below:
Earlier this year, Hadreas celebrated the one year anniversary of Perfume Genius’ fifth studio album ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’ with the release of a concert film titled Live At The Palace Theatre.