Hercules & Love Affair have released, “Fools Wear Crowns,” the newest single from the forthcoming album “Omnion.” This slow and rhythmic piece seems like an entry from one of Andy Butler’s journals.
Hercules’ Andy Butler says that “Fools Wears Crowns,” “insanely personal” and as such, Hercules & Love Affair vocalists Rouge and Gustaph wisely decided it “made no sense in anyone singing it other than me.” The song is indicative of the deep personal vibe to “Omnion” as a whole. This album reflects a dramatic shift in Butler’s lifestyle as he celebrates four years sober after years of serious drug addiction.
Andy Butler admits “It’s literally an apology, an attempt at amends. A few years back I was in the grip of a brutal drug addiction that saw me overdosed in hospital every weekend. I was really decimated. My family said they couldn’t be around me anymore unless I spent a long haul in rehab, but at the height of my addiction I went to Europe and didn’t talk to them for over a year. My mother and my sister were in tears the moment I played them that song.”
“Allow me to raise my hand and admit what a fool I am” – Andy Butler