Róisín Murphy – “Evil Eyes (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
This past spring, Irish electro-pop fashionista Róisín Murphy put out Hairless Toys, her third exquisite album and first LP in eight years. After releasing a collection of remixes for leading single “Exploitation,” Murphy is coming out with an additional remix EP for the single “Evil Eyes” featuring mixes by Hercules And Love Affair, Claptone, Catz n Dogz, and Severino & Nico de Segilia. Today she shares the reworked tune by Andy Butler’s dance music project Hercules And Love Affair, creating a nearly seven-minute grooving disco take. In true Butler fashion, the track features retro house beats that feel more like a flashback than a modern-day throwback. Murphy’s vocals were made for such a collab, serenading like a true disco queen. Butler weighed in on the song, saying:
Remixing an artist that has an astounding voice is of course super for me but it’s even more exciting when they bring strong melodies and interesting (even curious) lyrics to the table that I can play with. “Evil Eyes” had all this going for it so it was a pleasure to do. Roisin is one true artist who makes pop work for me.