Listen: Perfume Genius and Empress Of share new bilingual collab ‘When I’m With Him’

A new take on Empress Of's 'Us' track

Lorely Rodriguez, synthpop musician who records under the moniker Empress Of, has just release a new rendition of her Us track, “When I’m With Him,” this time with Perfume Genius singing the lead.

The shiny bilingual track revolves around a moment when someone realizes they’re in a bad relationship and have lost all sense of self. The new rendition is formally billed as the Perfume Genius cover of the tune, but it’s more of a collaboration, featuring both artists bouncing off of each other’s talents to completely reimagine the song as they the original midtempo synthpop track into more of a slowly building ballad.

Listen to “When I’m With Him” below.