Hercules & Love Affair return to the fray with “Controller”, a pulsing, propulsive new song that signals the first salvo from their long-awaited new album. Featuring The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on vocals, it takes the Hercules’ Nu Disco heritage and fuses it with starker more experimental stylings.
A taster both sonically and aesthetically of the new album, “Controller” connects new wave, post-punk and 80s electro within the clubland realm of Hercules & Love Affair. Directed by Rei Nadal, the music video looks ultra-creepy, producing a memory of a scary dream. Here the Director creates layers to the images, merging the explicit and the abstract, the spiritual and the vain.