Perfume Genius analyzes “Slip Away” on “Song Exploder”

Perfume Genius was a guest on the “Song Exploder” podcast recently and he discussed the making of “Slip Away,” from his latest album No Shape. Mike Hadreas, producer Blake Mills, and recording engineer Shawn Everett discuss the song’s creation, and Hadreas shared an acoustic demo and isolated tracks from the recording. “I wanted the song to sound American,” Hadreas says. “I wanted that sort of Springsteeny spirit to it.” He also notes that it’s “definitely a love song” and that it’s “joyous and free in a way that [he] had never written before.” Listen to the full episode below.

 

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