Perfume Genius and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have teamed up for a cover of Richard Youngs’ “A Fullness of Light in Your Soul,” alongside a video for the track.
The cover comes from Hypnotic Brass Ensembles’ forthcoming album, This Is a Mindfulness Drill, which is a tribute to Youngs’ 1998 album, Sapphie. The collection is set to feature collaborations with Moses Sumney and Sharon Van Etten.
“I recorded this cover while deep in quarantine,” Perfume Genius explains. “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.”
Watch the video for Perfume Genius and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s cover of “A Fullness Of Light In Your Soul” below.
Jagjaguwar is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of special releases called Jag Quarterly, and This Is A Mindfulness Drill is a part of that.