Andy Butler, the frontman for Hercules & Love Affair, is debuting his solo EP next month, but today he has shared with us his new single.
Hot off the press, “You Can Shine” is a dance infused dark disco with gospel vocals from Richard Kennedy. If you’re familiar with the work of Mr. Butler, then you might be surprised by this gospel-like direction, but it serves a purpose.
See what Andy wrote on his soundcloud:
I wanted to tap into the gospel tradition, for there to be a testifying quality to the record,” he continues. “Richard and I talk in the lyrics about putting ego aside and allowing people around you to shine. You shine when you acknowledge other people’s shine, even, if you will, the creator’s shine. I hope we’ve created something new. House is often soulful but you very rarely hear a big gospel-inflected voice paired with booming, doomy techno.