Hercules & Love Affair – “Are You Still Certain feat. Mashrou’ Leila (Official Video)”
We love Hercules & Love Affair because they use their platform to speak on current issues and it’s been that way since the early days of the group. They use dance music to shed light on harsh realities, truths and things that our society takes for granted sometimes. The latest extract from their new album ‘Omnion‘ is called “Are You Still Certain” and yesterday they dropped a new music video for it! They team up with emerging Lebanon based band Mashrou’ Leila that has been receiving well deserved international recognition for the voice that they are giving to the youth of the Middle East. Here’s a bit more about the track from Hercules & Love Affair:
“Featuring Hamed Sinno from Mashrou’ Leila, the video pitches the cold hand of the law, the spectre of violence and innocence lost, as a timeless ever-present human struggle. Sinno performs against a series of vignettes that illustrate the ego’s blind pursuit of ‘truth’. It was been directed by Joie Iacono and Andy Butler under their Hoarder alias (in collaboration with Robert Fox).
Taken from the latest Hercules & Love Affair album, ‘Are You Still Certain?’ is at once a balm to cultural tensions and a challenge to misconception and prejudice, written by Butler and Mashrou’ Leila with additional vocals by Rouge Mary.”
Stream it up above!