Perfume Genius and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have shared a cover of Richard Youngs’ “A Fullness of Light in Your Soul,” from the ensemble’s forthcoming album This Is a Mindfulness Drill. The LP—due out June 25 via Jagjaguwar—is a tribute to Youngs’ 1998 LP Sapphie, and features additional collaborations with Moses Sumney and Sharon Van Etten. Check out “A Fullness of Light in Your Soul” below.
“I recorded this cover while deep in quarantine,” Perfume Genius said in a statement. “Working on it brought a really welcome energy, I went fully into songworld and put reality on hold for a moment. It’s a big song too, so I got to stay there for a while. Both the original and the arrangement by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have a truly hypnotic and almost mystical quality, while singing it I tried to stay hyper-present and thought of it like we were all casting one long spell.”
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