Hercules and the Love Affair and ANOHNI have shared a new song, “One”, off Hercules and the Love Affair new album “In Amber” which is out now.
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08 Killing His Family
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The video for “One” was directed by Tim Walker and features drag star Salvia and Lewis Walker.
Andy Butler (Hercules and the Love Affair) shared this about the song: “Anohni and I wrote this song with the hope of further empowering young trans, queer and feminine spirits”.
ANOHNI shared this: “‘One’ is a song Andy and I wrote to celebrate the vigour of survival as an eco-femme battle cry. We wrote the lyrics together, pouring through our histories. At certain points, especially as kids, we both fought hard to survive. ‘No More Dying’ in a figurative (and literal sense) is proclaimed as a dare and a raging threat to those who seek to crush empowered innocence. Salvia, the vanguard of a younger generation who has fiercely explored modern identity, was the perfect channel for the song and the video. When Tim Walker confirmed that Salvia was open to collaborate, we were thrilled. For Hercules and Love Affair, a project that since the beginning has sought to express uninhibited queer freedom of expression, this video feels like a crowning achievement. And I am so grateful.”
Salvia said this in a statement: “I was immediately excited about this project when Tim told me about it. Before I heard the song I was open to acting out anything for the video, because I loved everyone involved. But when I heard the song, and I connected with it so much, I realised I would be able to channel my own experience and emotions into what I gave rather than just performing someone else’s story. So the video feels very natural and personal to me, even though it’s someone else’s project.”