After three groundbreaking albums as Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler – the driving force behind the retro-futurist House kingpins – releases his debut solo EP on February 23rd.
The EP features two tracks and is released on mr.intl – Butler’s own label. Leading with “You Can Shine” – hard-hitting Techno-Soul and showcasing the impassioned vocals of rising NYC star Richard Kennedy, it’s backed with Personality Track, a whiplashing techy instrumental pounder.
Hercules has a collaborative, collective approach, Andy explains, “People who enjoy Hercules anticipate uplifting, vocal-orientated, disco-influenced music, something nuanced and quite musical, a proper listening experience. ‘Shine’ goes for a more direct approach, a stomping, uplifting club 12″ but it’s me, isn’t it, so it will still have something of Hercules about it.”
‘You Can Shine’ follows an incredible year for Hercules & Love Affair. Do not forget that ‘The Feast of the Broken Heart’ was chosen by Electro WOW as the best of album of 2014. It was released to exceptional global critical acclaim and the collective embarked on an extensive worldwide tour. A tougher, more electronic body of work than its predecessors, ‘The Feast Of The Broken Heart’ hinted at the direction in which Andy’s solo material was heading.