At such a stressful, scary time in our lives, it’s important to remember to take time to breathe, sit back, and rejoice. That’s the stance that Andy Butler’s supergroup Hercules and Love Affair have taken with their dancefloor-ready single, “Rejoice.”
The latest track from their upcoming album Omnion is an ode to the joy Butler has found four years after going sober after years of serious drug addiction—and he’s brought the Algerian, gender-nonconforming wunderkind Rouge Mary along for the party. It’s a fitting addition to the track, given that Rouge played an integral role in helping Butler get back on his feet and rebuild his life.
As Rouge explains, the track’s poignant lyrics came together in a single day and reflect on the “importance of gratitude and the power of positive thoughts.” It was in this collaboration, and the positivity that he felt from Rouge, that Butler found the inspiration for the exuberant new track.
“As with this entire record, ‘Rejoice’ was born out of taking detours from a traditional ‘vocal house’ record,” he said over email. “The exuberance just pointed me to the word ‘Rejoice,’ so I asked her to bring that message to the song. It’s a message she brings every day to her life, so it was exciting to watch her once again share ‘the keys to the kingdom!’”
You can buy Hercules and Love Affair’s new record Omnion before it arrives on Sept 1st via Big Beat Records by clicking here.