Prior to his appearance at England’s Latitude Festival, Mike Hadreas (AKA Perfume Genius) stopped by Drowned in Sound’s festival cabin for a quick chat and an impromptu performance of Madonna’s “Oh Father”. One of the few flops in Madge’s career, having appeared on 1989’s Like a Prayer, the minute and 20 second cover injects some new life into the fallen anthem with just Hadreas, a Casio keyboard, and vacant air. It’s a sparse breath of aural gold, it’s lightning in a bottle. Catch it below.
Perfume Genius’ latest LP, Put Your Back N 2 It, is now available via Matador.