Despite the disheartening song title, Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) spends “Dark Parts” celebrating his mother, Carmen Hadreas-Boggs. Hadreas spoke of the song earlier this year, just before he released Put Your Back In 2 It, saying, “I wanted to take something from her life that wasn’t happy, and turn it in to something triumphant, to remind her how strong and beautiful and loved and important she is.” That admiration and dedication is abundantly clear in the video. Plus, mommy dearest is a much less imposing companion than Hungarian gay porn star Arpad Miklos. Watch the video below (via Pitchfork).
Hadreas’ latest album, Put Your Back N 2 It, is out now via Matador.