Following their S&M infused single "Controller," featuring The Horrors' Faris Badwan, house hitmakers Hercules & Love Affair release today the title track off their fourth studio album, Omnion, due out in September.
"Omnion" features Sharon Van Etten on vocals, who said her collaboration with Hercules founder Andy Butler is vulnerable, but strong. "Coming to terms with identity and finding community... It's a very important time to share in that sentiment," she said. "I really appreciate Andy reaching out to collaborate. His heart beats in his songs."
Butler added that Van Etten is a "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. With such a generous spirit and kindness about her, she was a joy to work with."
Take a listen to "Omnion," below:
This isn't the first time the two have collaborated--just recently, Hercules & Love Affair did a remix of Van Etten's song, "Not Myself," to remember the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The initial release of the song last summer raised all proceeds for the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, and the remix brings funding to the same cause.
"During the journey of making this song and finding the best way to share it with the world, a fellow musician recommended I reach out to someone to remix the song to share with the club community," Van Etten said in a statement. "In this way, a version can exist where even more people can connect to this song in a more positive and healing light."
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