Perfume Genius On His 'Very Naughty' Album Artwork for 'No Shape'
With the help of stylist Mel Ottenberg (who recently designed Rihanna's Met Gala look), Hadreas stood in a white shirt and leather pants with one of the legs split open -- an accident Hadreas found “very naughty” and decided to leave in. The contrast between the genderless outfit and the piercing text -- intended to look like glossy nail polish -- captures the album’s scope. “The songs are warm, but the lyrics are more dissonant,” he says. “There’s a bubbling discomfort, so I wanted the art to be that way.”
This article originally appeared in the May 13 issue of Billboard.