MOBY SHARES “THE LONELY NIGHT” FEATURING KRIS KRISTOFFERESON AND MARK LANEGAN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM REPRISE OUT MAY 28
16 APRIL 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Moby has shared “The Lonely Night” featuring legendary artists Kris Kristofferson and Mark Lanegan. “The Lonely Night” is the second track to be revealed from Moby’s anticipated forthcoming new album, Reprise, out May 28 on Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
Listen to "The Lonely Night" and watch the music video HERE
“The Lonely Night,” originally appeared on Moby’s 2013 album Innocents. Although the song is more obscure than some of the other more well-known fare on Reprise, it remains one of Moby’s favorites. As Moby explains, it explores the human condition, and thematically for him, “the dark night of the soul,” with its “heartbreaking, honest and poetic” lyrics penned by Lanegan. The re-imagined track features Lanegan’s ethereal vocals, along with the new addition of Kristofferson’s haunting voice and a new orchestration written by Moby, all brought to life by the stirring backdrop of the Budapest Art Orchestra.
Reprise sees Moby revisiting musical highlights from his notable 30-year career. Together with the Budapest Art Orchestra, he has re-envisioned some of his most recognizable rave classics and anthems with new arrangements for orchestra and acoustic instruments. Along with Kristofferson and Lanegan, Reprise features an eclectic and impressive array of guests including Alice Skye, Amythyst Kiah, Apollo Jane, Darlingside, Deitrick Haddon, Gregory Porter, Jim James, Luna Li, Mindy Jones, Nataly Dawn, Novo Amor, Skylar Grey and Víkingur Ólafsson. The seeds for the project were sown when Moby was invited to take part in his first-ever classical collaboration – a live concert of his music at Walt Disney Concert Hall with his friend Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2018.
Upon the release of “Porcelain,” featuring Jim James (My Morning Jacket.), from Reprise, Consequence Of Sound raved, "this version introduces swooning strings, some more patient ambient sections, and genuinely gorgeous vocals from Jim James that give the song an entirely new feel while maintaining the sentimentality of its OG counterpart.” Stereogum called it “a lovely, sweeping rendition,” while Spin commented on its “ethereal vibe.”
In addition to the new album, Moby is also the subject of a new documentary feature-length film MOBY DOC. Watch the dynamic trailer HERE. Directed and edited by Rob Bralver, the film will be distributed by Greenwich Entertainment and released in US theaters and on digital platforms on May 28th, with an international (ex-North America) premiere stream on the same day. Moby Doc is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. The film features interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie, along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage. Audiences will be treated to an insightful, unvarnished look at an artist whose traumatic childhood shaped him in profound ways.
Moby is a celebrated musician, singer/songwriter, producer, DJ, photographer and activist. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist has pushed boundaries with his acclaimed music, including his breakthrough global smash album, Play. Achieving worldwide sales of more 20 million albums, Moby has also scored eight Top 10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. A staunch vegan and advocate for animal rights and humanitarian aid, he also is the author of four books including a collection of his photography.