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Mike Hadreas for Port Magazine

Mike Hadreas for Port Magazine

We wander into the fantasy section and he mentions, off-handedly, that a date once told him he looked like Gollum. “I get a lot of creature-y guys and elf chieftains,” he shrugs. “I wanted to get buff for this tour, to eat healthy and work out and look great and only eat kale. But I always fuck it up. I smoke a pack a day; I still drink at least two liters of Diet Coke a day. I read stories about people’s lungs growing twice their size because they’re drinking so much Diet Coke, and then when they say how much they drank, I’m like, ‘That’s a normal Tuesday for me.’ ”

Wonderingsound

“I’ve treated my insides like shit a lot,” he said. “My body just really makes me uncomfortable. I have Crohn’s disease, so I was a ‘sick kid’ growing up. That can really twist things for you, because you never get healthy. I don’t remember what an even level was — I don’t really know what ‘normal’ feels like. As I got older, I started drinking and doing a lot of drugs — I just didn’t take care of myself, and I never really have. I never thought much about it, really. And any time I would have a reality check about what I was doing to my body, I would just get so disgusted with it that I would disappear again.”

Wonderingsound

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“I’m not certain why people think that if you’re feminine then that somehow makes you less strong. To me, I consider the opposite to be true. A lot of my qualities that I think are the most badass and strong, such as bravery, I consider to be feminine qualities.” • Mike Hadreas
(photo © Jason Alden)

“I’m not certain why people think that if you’re feminine then that somehow makes you less strong. To me, I consider the opposite to be true. A lot of my qualities that I think are the most badass and strong, such as bravery, I consider to be feminine qualities.” • Mike Hadreas

(photo © Jason Alden)

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Perfume Genius set list on a paper plate.

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Perfume Genius set list on a paper plate.

Mike Hadreas is a canary. But he's also known as Perfume Genius, and writes hauntingly beautiful music accompanied by brutally honest and heartbreaking lyrics. Basically, perfect.