I discovered this Seattle-based Perfume Genius one day at work. His voice was way too dreamy to dodge, and I immediately had to have more of the soft buttery ribbons of sound I heard. Mostly mellow, the demeanor behind Perfume Genius is beautiful, simple, stable and airy all at once.
As a musician, Mike Hadreas sings about his individual struggles and campaigns. He clearly touches upon what it means to be gay, but the stories told in his words are ones that anyone could relate to. Definitely a fighter, but ultimately a brilliant artist. Anyone willing to speak their truths and relay experiences that they find significant are heroes in my eyes (or ears). I recommend listening to his broadcast featured on La Blogothèque below.