The Mythical Pigman Stars In Perfume Genius’ ‘Some Dream’ Video

Perfume Genius has shared the music video for his latest single “Some Dream,” taken from his latest album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately.

Directed by Charles Grant and Hunter Ray Barker, the video stars Los Angeles urban legend Pigman going about his daily life. The low grain footage makes for a video that’s slightly unsettling.

“The song is about the sort of dream world I keep myself in, in order to write,” said Mike Hadreas about the song’s inspiration. “Sometimes I wonder if there will be real world costs for staying there too long. I don’t want to pick my head up after a bunch of years go by and see a bunch of songs but nobody to love.”

Speaking about the video, Grant said “I’ve loved Mike [Hadreas]’ music for a long time. Marc LeBlanc is the star of the video—he plays the pigman. He’s an amazing actor and his performance in combination with how powerful and emotional Mike’s music is gave this whole project such amazing energy and spirit. Hunter and I are really grateful to have added to Mike’s creative world in a way that feels uniquely true to him, us, and Marc all at once…. We are all pigs.”

Watch the video below.

Perfume Genius recently performed “Jason” and “Nothing at All” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also announced  the release of his new book, Immediately, a companion piece to his new album. Pick up a copy here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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