Perfume Genius creates spellbinding pop tell-all
Mike Hadreas has been told he overshares in his music. It’s a credible claim given how much he reveals on his two albums recorded under the name Perfume Genius. The Seattle-based pianist and songwriter bravely sings about his misspent youth, years lost in the throes of substance abuse and his initial shame about being gay and finding someone to love him. Behind a new album, “Put Your Back N 2 It,” Perfume Genius comes to Johnny D’s on Oct. 7.