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Perfume Genius Remixes Live’s ‘Lightning Crashes’

Mike Hadreas stretches the track to seven and a half minutes.
"Lightning Crashes" by Live, remixed by Perfume Genius
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 13: American musician Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, performs in concert during Mad Cool Festival 2018 on July 13, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Regidor/Redferns)

Perfume Genius rang in the new year with a remix of “Lightning Crashes,” the standout track from Live‘s 1994 album Throwing Copper. Mike Hadreas stretches the iconic song to seven and a half minutes, but once it gets to the third line, “The placenta falls to the floor,” it gets stuck on a loop.

“What if the angel never opened their eyes? What if the confusion never set in? Something to think about as we start this new year,” Hadreas wrote about the remix.

Listen to Perfume Genius’ meditative “Lightning Crashes” remix below.