1. Taken from the new album - Wait For Me (out 30th June) - moby.com

    Moby on 'Jltf':

    "Having lived in New York for a long time, theres a lot of vice and degeneracy theres celebratory vice and degeneracy and then there comes a time when vice is no longer celebratory and it becomes a way of life and youre no longer going out, youre staying in. This song is about two drug addicts in a relationship who disappeared down the rabbit hole of hardcore drug addiction. Almost everybody I know either is or has been a drug addict. When I was growing up, my mom and her friends did a lot of drugs, but harder drugs always seemed really scary to me. But at some point I realized I became inured through exposure to drug use. Everyone I knew was smoking crack, smoking meth, and shooting speedballs and dying of overdoses and it became normal. So thats sort of what this song is about: my friends are all junkies and its just normal, it doesnt seem weird anymore, which in and of itself seems really weird. The way drug use is demonized, almost from a Victorian perspective, and I dont think people should do addictive drugs because they become addicted to them and theyre miserable. But the reason people do drugs more often than not is they want to be happy. We think of drug users as being subhuman and living in gutters and the people who sell drugs are mean people who use guns. At the end of the day, someone whos doing drugs wants to feel good, like a child eating Oreos. Theres nothing nefarious about their intentions its just someone trying to feel better than they normally would, with that added bonus of nihilism thrown in there. That was the inspiration behind that song."

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  2. Taken from the new album - Wait for Me (out 30th June) - moby.com

    Moby on Wait For Me:

    “I was listening to the first Black Flag album, Damaged, and some of the lyrics on that are so despairing and harsh. So I had that little piano riff and I wrote the lyrics around that – it’s just a mournful song of quiet despair, strangely enough inspired by Black Flag. Theoretically, I feel like Henry Rollins could have written the lyrics, even though the song is quiet and pretty. There’s nothing that’s not mournful about the lyrics; there’s no subtlety here.”

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  3. Taken from the new album - Wait For Me (out 30th June) - moby.com

    Moby on 'Scream Pilots':

    Just an instrumental that at first I wasnt going to put on the record, but I really like the way it felt. I think its very evocative. I like the idea in clearly not making a pop record, having every other song be an instrumental, or having two songs in a row that are instrumentals. I love instrumentals. My favourite David Bowie records are Heroes and Low where half the record is instrumental or My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne.

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  4. Taken from the new album - Wait For Me (out 30th June) - moby.com

    Moby on Study War:

    “I’m so clueless when it comes to evaluating my own work. I finished 'study war' and I played it for someone and they said that it reminded them of something off of Play.

    That was the first time it dawned on me: I guess down-tempo, sampled old African-American vocals and strings. To be honest with you, I considered leaving it off the record for that reason. I don’t mind people disliking the records I make, but I don’t like giving people obvious reasons to dislike the records I make or for dismissing them. To have someone to say, ‘This is Play part II; if you want a better record go buy Play.’

    I do really like big, emotionally expansive pieces of music. Some of the songs on the record are very buttoned-down and restrained, and I guess others are more expansive. Certainly ‘Study War’ has so much going on in terms of strings and melodic stuff.”

    Video by Robert Powers: slipperyrocknyc.com

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  5. Mobys first self-released single, Pale Horses, will be released on June 22nd on his own label Little Idiot. The second track from Mobys upcoming new album Wait For Me (out June 29th).
    More info at moby.com

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