For a solo artist Moby has always worked inclusively, and his new album ‘Innocents’ reflects that in every sense. From the collaborations, the emotional nature of the record, and now in the making and location of his new video for ‘A Case For Shame’.
‘A Case For Shame’ is a collaboration between Moby and Cold Specks, and is the first track to be released from his highly anticipated new album ‘Innocents’, which comes out on 30th September 2013.
The video is a directorial debut from Moby and was shot by Moby at his home in Los Angeles. It features the masked characters from the album cover, Cold Specks and Moby himself under water.
Watch ‘A Case For Shame’ on YouTube below
Moby comments; “’A Case For Shame’ is the first video I’ve shot and directed for one of my songs, as in addition to directing I was also the camera person. The video narrative is as follows: I’ve drowned, and I’ve gone to an after-life inhabited by people who are concealing themselves because of shame. The masks are not meant to be conventionally frightening, the masks and sheets are being worn because the after-life people are hiding, because they’re ashamed.”
Moby is one of the most individual forces in electronic and popular music today. He has sold over 20 million albums and is back with arguably one of the best albums of his career, ‘Innocents’.
Moby chose to make this record with a stellar cast. For the first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, whose CV includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. The list of eminent collaborators on Innocents includes Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey, indie-folk singer Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on The Right Thing from Destroyed.
The entire concert tour for ‘Innocents’ will consist of three shows in Los Angeles. Details to be announced.
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
10. Tell Me (with Cold Specks)
11. The Lonely Night (with Mark Lanegan)
12. The Dogs
‘Innocents’ can be pre-ordered from here now.
For more information & to download a hi-res version of a new Moby promo shot visit here.