I’ve always wondered just how much place and setting has to do with music and its impact on you. Is it down to the venue? The people your with, or just your mood at the time? Do you need to be open for new emotions or just in the right place at the right time?
I’m not sure I’ve found the answer to these questions, but Perfume Genius certainly helped answer a few. I found that while I can listen to his gorgeous songs in any setting or situation, if all the stars align and you find yourself completely content, his music embodies you and helps associate these memories in times of reflection or longing.
This isn’t music you need to listen to, its music that listens to you.