Moby’s ‘A Case For Shame’ [VIDEO]
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Earlier this spring, electronica icon Moby teased some new material with his special Record Store Day release, a stunning collaboration with Mark Lanegan entitled “The Lonely Night.” Now, he has another little gem: “A Case For Shame.”
The video, which is one of the dozen tracks found on his forthcoming LP, Innocents, marks Moby’s directorial debut. It was captured at his Los Angeles home and features fellow Mute labelmate, doom soul artist Cold Specks.
Dude has a thing for water in his videos, too. We saw him immerse himself under the deep blue for the cover of 1995’s Everything Is Wrong and a bit in the “Into the Blue” video. And in this clip, he’s back in it, but for more of a darker tone. Just get a glimpse of the various masks.
“‘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,” Moby explained in a statement. “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.”
He added: “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.”
With Innocents, his eleventh studio album and follow-up to 2011’s Destroyed, Moby also teamed up with friend Mark “Spike” Stent (U2, Muse, Massive Attack). Such a move is the first time in his two-decade-plus career that Moby has called upon an outside producer.
Innocents is out October 1 on Mute/Little Idiot. An all-star cast of folks also lend their talents to the collection, like The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, indie songster Damien Jurado, American multi-instrumentalist/singer Skylar Grey and Brooklyn-born vocalist Inyang Bassey.
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