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'Without You' Video Competition

Perfume Genius is asking his fans to submit music video ideas for "Without You", from his new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. Mike has written about his inspirations for the song below and encourages interested fans to submit a creative treatment for the music video they would like to direct. Three fans will be selected as directors and each will receive up to $1,000 (depending on budget submitted) for the making of their video and $1,000 to be donated to the charity of their choice. Keep in mind videos should be shot indoors or outdoors respecting social distancing guidelines.

Each director will have a video chat with Mike to discuss the song and video before getting started.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Submit your treatment with moodboard and budget (up to $1,000) via WeTransfer in the link below by Wednesday, June 3rd. The directors that Mike selects will be notified Wednesday, June 10th.

Mike's statement about the song:

"Without You" is about a tiny moment of grace sustaining you through hard times. I looked in the mirror, which is usually such a jumble, and for a brief second i understood and liked what i saw. I didn't know that feeling was available to me. It left quickly, but it was enough just knowing it's in there somewhere hiding and waiting for me to figure all this out.

Without You

(song length 2:36)

it’s the strangest feeling,
unknown even,
almost good

it’s a blurry shape,
it’s a jumbled tape,
but sound

it’s enough,
not too loud,
just enough to find a trace

it’s enough,
in the mirror,
i can almost find your face

you know it’s been such a long, long time
without you

it’s the strangest feeling,
unknown even,
almost good
(with the dark still swinging)

so long chasing,
satisfaction’s a lowly thing
(or so she tells me)

underneath the feeling
i’m feeling something
when the center falls out
at least i’ll have this spring

you know it’s been such a long, long time
without you