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

on June 20, 2017, 3:56pm

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: 

hercules and love affair sharon van etten Hercules & Love Affair announce new LP, Omnion, share title track featuring Sharon Van Etten — listen

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

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