They don't get any bigger in the electronic dance music world than Moby having established himself over the past two decades as one of the most talented musicians and song writers on the planet. In usual off beat style, Moby announced his latest artist album today which will be called 'Innocents'...
There are two albums that I very eagerly await for release this summer, one being the Pet Shop Boys new long player and the second being Moby’s new studio album. Moby is a real legend on the music circuit with his dance records and songs which have found their way into more adverts than any other. His artist album ‘Play’ is one of the biggest selling of all time. He has a very unique style of composition and you can really tell if it’s a moby tune by the polish on the production.
He’s Always been one to be a little off beat and deliver things away from the norm. His announcement today of his new artist album follows on the trend. While he could get any old PR company to write his press releases and drum up some extravagant words to describe the music within, he’s not. He simple has put it in a list, one which you should get very excited about!
MOBY'S LETTER TO THE FANS
so, for the last 18 months i've been working on my next album. and now it's done and i can write this update and tell you all (or at least what i can remember at 3 a.m sitting in front of my computer) of the relevant details.
in list form? sure, why not. i love lists, and in this case a list even makes sense. so, here's my new album announcement list:
1-the album is called innocents. just to be clear (and possibly kind of pedantic), 'innocents' the plural noun. as in 'a gathering of innocents'. or 'a bunch of innocents'. or whatever the nomenclature is for innocents.
you can see the full tracklist, artwork and announcement video here
2-i've made the album in my bedroom studio, but rather than make the album exclusively by myself i've had a lot of help from other people. to wit:
2a-mark 'spike' stent helped me to produce innocents. you might know 'spike' from the work he's done with muse and bjork and massive attack, among others. he's amazing.
2b-there are a lot of guest vocalists and collaborators on the record. like: wayne coyne from the flaming lips, mark lanegan from screaming trees and queens of the stone age, damien jurado, skyler grey, inyang bassey, and cold specks. among others. they're all amazing, too.
3-the record comes out in october. but, as it's 3a.m, i don't know when, exactly, in october. let's say october 1st. but that might not be the right date, as it's 3 a.m and i'm honestly just guessing.
4-the whole, entire tour for the album will consist of 3 shows in los angeles. maybe at some point in my adult life i'll do more elaborate touring, but for now i just want to play 3 shows near my house. so, to be clear: the whole entire innocents tour will be 3 shows. near my house. ideally within walking distance of/from my house. more details and information will follow via email.
4a-the 3 live shows (aka-the entire tour) will be a mix of new songs and old songs. including lots of songs from my past that, hopefully, you want to hear. it would be weird to only play new songs, even though i really like the new songs. and, to be honest, i get kind of annoyed when i go to other people's concerts and they only play songs from the new record. i love my new record, but i fully understand that you probably want to hear some older songs, too.
5-i have shot all of the photographs for the artwork for innocents and the singles. i'm not saying i'm a great photographer, but i've been a photographer since i was 10 years old (when my uncle gave me a nikon F), and i really like taking pictures. so, thus, i decided to take the pictures for the new album artwork.
6-the first track that we're releasing from innocents is a case for shame. oh, wait, that's not right. we released the lonely night with mark lanegan a couple of months ago. so i guess technically THAT was the first track. how about this: the first official 'single' from innocents is a case for shame.
a case for shame is a song i wrote with cold specks. she's an amazing singer/musician from ethiopia and canada. i hope you like it.
the link to hear it is here.
and you can even get it now when you pre-order innocents on itunes here (tomorrow in the usa), if you're so inclined.
7-because i have a lot of free time right now i've made a spotify 'album inspiration playlist'. if you'd like to listen to it you can hear it here.
8-is this the end of the album announcement list? it might be. thank you for reading, and i really hope that you like innocents.
MOBY's VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT
1: Everything That Rises 2: A Case For Shame (with Cold Specks) 3: Almost Home (with Damien Jurado) 4: Going Wrong 5: The Perfect Life (with Wayne Coyne) 6: The Last Day (with Skylar Grey) 7: Don't Love Me (with Inyang Bassey) 8: A Long Time 9: Saints 10: Tell Me (with Cold Specks) 11: The Lonely Night (with Mark Lanegan) 12: The Dogs