Hercules’s Andy Butler recently told US publication The FADER that the track comes from a recent aesthetic attachment to the grimier side of 80s pop. â€œThe new album is a lot about spirituality,” he said. “Faris was happy to engage with that. He went into the recording booth, would come out with something, and Iâ€™d say, â€œDid you just sing, â€˜I love what youâ€™re making me doâ€™?â€ Heâ€™d say, â€œNo, but that sounds cool.â€ Thatâ€™s how the song was made, it unfolded out of an unconscious process. Itâ€™s about being used by a higher entity but thereâ€™s this second layer which is a play on intense sub-dom sexual roleplay!â€
The track is off Hercules & Love Affair’s upcoming fourth album.
It has been 3 years since Hercules & Love Affair last released an album but now they are back and have returned with The Horrors’s singer Faris Badwan for the steamy “Controller.”