Nakhane has teamed up with Perfume Genius for the new song ‘Do You Well’. The track was produced by Emre Türkmen, with additional production by Nile Rodgers, and comes with an accompanying video from director Jordan Rossi. Watch and listen below.
“I always thought singing with him would be a beautiful thing,” Nakhane said of the collaboration in a statement. “I liked that it’s a song that was not necessarily what people would expect from us: a sad, trauma-mining ballad. Instead I wanted us to make a banger.”
They added of the video: “I wanted to explore the intersection of violence and sensuality, the dance of courting someone before you actually have sex with them. It was inspired by a lot of gay-themed films, where we normally see characters wrestling with their inner dialogue before they give in to their desires. So I said why not make that wrestling literal? Of course the inspiration for that was how homoerotic wrestling is.”
‘Do You Well’ follows Nakhane’s ‘Tell Me Your Politik’, which came out in July.