Andy Butler’s disco project Hercules And Love Affair recently remixed a Sharon Van Etten song, and it looks like that remix stemmed out of a different collaboration: Van Etten provides vocals on a new Hercules track called “Omnion,” which is the title track from the project’s upcoming new album. (We previously heard “Controller” featuring the Horrors’ Faris Badwan, which will also be on the album.) “This song is so vulnerable, but strong. Coming to terms with identity and finding community… (in my mind),” Van Etten said in a statement. “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.”
Butler added: “I feel so blessed to have had Sharon Van Etten sing “Omnion.” 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. With such a generous spirit and kindness about her, she was a joy to work with.”
Listen to the track via Pitchfork below.
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 “Wildchild” (Feat. Rouge Mary)
09 “My Curse & Cure” (Feat. Gustaph)
10 “Through Your Atmosphere” (Feat. Faris Badwan)
11 “Epilogue” (Feat. Gustaph)
Omnion is out 8/18.