Dan Wilson – “On The Floor” (Perfume Genius Cover)

Dan Wilson – “On The Floor” (Perfume Genius Cover)

Dan Wilson has spent the past few years resuscitating his band Semisonic and releasing a long string of solo material, in addition to all the work he puts in co-writing for others behind-the-scenes. Today, he’s announcing a new EP called Dancing On The Moon and introducing it with a cover of Perfume Genius’ Set My Heart On Fire Immediately track “On The Floor.”

“I’ve loved this Perfume Genius song since the first time I heard it. The more I listened, the more I loved it,” Wilson said in a statement, continuing:

When 2021 came to an end, it was one of a handful of songs at the very top of my ‘most listened’ list – up there with ‘Go Easy, Kid’ by Monica Martin and ‘Doin’ It’ by Herbie Hancock. Good company. When the Dancing On The Moon EP started coming together in the spring, I realized that ‘On the Floor’ might make a great cover song to add to the list. My version is musically different from the original, but the words and melody are unchanged – I didn’t want to mess with that. Those Perfume Genius melodies feel like they fit my voice. I wish I’d written this one myself.

The EP will also feature the previously released “Under the Circumstances” and “Red Light.” Check out the Perfume Genius cover below.

01 “Island”
02 “On The Floor” (Perfume Genius Cover)
03 “Dancing On The Moon”
04 “Red Light”
05 “Can’t Think Straight”
06 “Under The Circumstances”

The Dancing On The Moon EP is out 9/15.

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