Moby and Mark Lanegan’s ‘The Lonely Night’ [VIDEO]

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 at 10:27 am by

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As many of us continue to delight in our Record Store Day treasures, one that we keep coming back to is the mesmerizing collaboration between Moby and Mark Lanegan on “The Lonely Night.”

This track was released a limited edition 7″ via Moby’s own Little Idiot label during Record Store Day earlier this month, and it also included a killer remix by Photek. What’s really got us is Lanegan’s haunting growl, of course. And with Moby’s ethereal electronic backdrop, it’s quite a striking effort. Plus, the video is equally so thanks to Los Angeles-based director/cinematographer Colin Rich. His time-lapsed photography captures the juxtaposition between some of the California desert’s most desolate landscapes and the City of Angels’ exquisite nighttime scenes. Have a look below.

So what does Moby think about the clip? “I’m really excited to have an experimental music video from this great video artist, and I feel like the slow, rich, and languorous desert visuals fit the song perfectly,” he said in a statement.

And how about the match up between these two? We’ve seen the former Screaming Trees singer, who recently dropped Black Pudding with Duke Garwood a few weeks ago, team up with a slew of artists over the years. But for Moby, the chance to work together was indeed an exciting prospect.

“I’ve been a fan of Mark’s from his early SST records days, and I’ve always wanted to work with him,” he explained. “He has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. Now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together.”

Earlier this week, Moby divulged on his official site all that went into making “The Lonely Night” with renowned English producer Mark “Spike” Stent (U2, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack).

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