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Moby - Like A Motherless Child (Official Video)

If anything, Moby is chameleonic. At 52, the New York-born, Los Angeles-based musician has spent the past few decades embracing everything from punk to hip-hop to pop, embracing the former on last year's These Systems Are Failing, a politically-driven record released under the name Moby and the Pacific Void Choir. Today, he hasn't shied away from the political climate in his everyday life, but he's largely keeping it out of his music with the trip-hop-inspired Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, releasing March 2, 2018 via Mute.

I wish I had more to say about the video. I guess I feel a little guilty that there isn’t more of a sort of political component to it. One of the things I love about music and music videos: you have an ability to create a sort of discreet world. When you listen to a record or a song or watch a video, you’re stepping into someone’s world. And that’s sort of what I was trying to do with this video. And I worked with the cinematographer, he also worked with James Cameron. He’s really good at what he does. And in a way, some of the other videos I’ve made, the videos themselves have been quite political.

The song is quite personal and emotional, and maybe this is not a great thing, but I wanted this video to draw attention to that. The French concept of mise-en-scène, where what you see onscreen represents the emotional tenor of the music, I wanted it to do that somehow. So there are these outdoor shots that are so isolated, and that’s really the theme of the song as well. I wish I had something smarter or more relevant to say, but that’s all it.
”  -Moby

The Official video for Moby's Like A Motherless Child taken from his forthcoming album Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt which is available to pre-order now:

You can follow the Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt playlist to hear some of the album's inspirations and to be the first to get new music: http://moby.la/ewbanhplaylistYo

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