Moby announces new album, shares lead single ‘Like A Motherless Child’
Moby just donated a quarter of a million dollars to animal rights.
Of course, the political realm has long struck a personal chord for the artist. It is with his socio-political nature in mind that one can contextualize Moby’s announcement of a new album — Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt — due out next year.
The new album is set for release March 2, 2018, and will be Moby’s fifteenth studio album. He’s described it as, “a glowing tapestry exploring spirituality, individuality, and the brokenness of humanity and finds him returning to his orchestral, soul, trip-hop, and gospel roots.”
The new work will follow two albums released within a year of each other, including 2016’s These Systems Are Failing and this year’s More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse.
Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt is led by a single entitled “Like A Motherless Child,” which is a vivacious update on a traditional spiritual hymn sung by 19th-century slaves in the southern US. The tune injects Moby’s enduring indie dance style in a deeply emotive fashion and implements the work of the LA-based soulstress, Raquel Rodriguez. Ironically, “Like A Motherless Child” serves as an indication that the new album will see out that Moby continues on his challenging body of work with brute intensity.
Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt Tracklist:
1 “Mere Anarchy”
2 “The Waste Of Suns”
3 “Like A Motherless Child”
4 “The Last Of Goodbyes”
5 “The Ceremony Of Innocence”
6 “The Tired And The Hurt”
7 “Welcome To Hard Times”
8 “The Sorrow Tree”
9 “Falling Rain And Light”
10 “The Middle is Gone”
11. “This Wild Darkness”
12 “A Dark Cloud Is Coming”
Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt is out on March 2, 2018. Pre-order it here.