Hercules & Love Affair announce new LP, Omnion, share title track featuring Sharon Van Etten — listen

The dance outfit's new LP drops on September 1st


    Sharon Van Etten photo by ​Ben Kaye

    Last week, Hercules and Love Affair gave Sharon Van Etten’s benefit single “Not Myself” a dance remix. Now, she’s returned the favor by guesting on “Omnion”, a new song from Andy Butler’s nu-disco project.

    Butler describes “Omnion” as “a childlike dialogue with a higher entity voiced through the filter of a broken adult male.” It’s a woozy, off-kilter track, with Van Etten’s vocals providing a striking texture against Butler’s languid electronica. “I feel so blessed to have had Sharon Van Etten sing ‘Omnion’,” Butler added. “She is an artist of incredible depth and authenticity and her voice is so inviting yet truly has a mystery about it. Those qualities rendered a beautiful interpretation of a song that is ultimately an appeal to the divine for help and healing.”

    Van Etten also commented on the song. “This song is so vulnerable, but strong,” she said. “Coming to terms with identity and finding community…  It’s a very important time to share in that sentiment. I really appreciate Andy reaching out to collaborate. His heart beats in his songs.”


    Take a listen:

    “Omnion” is the title track off Hercules & Love Affair’s upcoming LP, which is due for release on September 1st via Big Beat Records. Along with Van Etten, the album will feature vocal contributions from The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, Mashrou’ Leila’s Hamed Sinno, Iceland’s Sísý Ey, and frequent collaborators Rouge Mary and Gustaph.

    Find the album art and tracklist below.

    Omnion Artwork: 

    Omnion Tracklist:
    01. Omnion (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
    02. Controller (feat. Faris Badwan)
    03. Rejoice (feat. Rouge Mary)
    04. Are You Still Certain? (feat. Mashrou’ Leila)
    05. Running (feat. Sisy Ey)
    06. Fools Wear Crowns
    07. Lies (feat. Gustaph)
    08. Wild Child (feat. Rouge Mary)
    09. My Curse and Cure (feat. Gustaph)
    10. Through Your Atmosphere (feat. Faris Badwan)
    11. Epilogue (feat. Gustaph)

    Hercules & Love Affair will also be playing a series of European dates this summer and fall to support Omnion. Here’s the complete itinerary:


    Hercules & Love Affair 2017 Tour Dates:
    06/25 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
    07/08 – Katowice, PL @ Tauron Nowamuzyka
    07/14 – Otok, HR @ Obonjan Festival
    07/15 – Berlin, DE @ Melt Festival
    07/22 – Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival *
    08/11 – Kings Lynn, UK @ Houghton Festival
    08/13 – Winchester, UK @ Boomtown Festival *
    08/25 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
    08/27 – Newcastle, UK @ Stephenson Works
    09/01 – Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open
    09/09 – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival No. 6
    09/16 – San Sebastian, ES @ Kutxa Kultur Festival
    10/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ ADE at Paradiso
    11/10 – Lausanne, CH @ Metropop Festival

    * = Andy Butler DJ set