Moby and the Void Pacific Choir paint a grim portrait of the smartphone-obsessed masses in the video for “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?” featuring old school Max Fleischer-inspired animation courtesy of Steve Cutts.
In the video for the These Systems Are Failing cut, mindless cellphone-addicted junkies post selfies, send emojis, hunt for Pikachu or swipe right through human interactions, completely oblivious to the reality around them.
“A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts’ ‘Man’ video and was amazed and blown away,” Moby said of the video in a statement. “I did some internet sleuthing and found his e-mail address and humbly asked him to make a video for me. And, lucky me, he agreed. The video he made for ‘Are You Lost in the World Like Me?’ is without question one of the best videos that’s ever been made for one of my songs.”
Cutts added, “For me the video is about our increasing dependence on technology and about human interaction today, or a certain lack of it. It focuses on the way tech is changing us – how we have become desensitized.”