In the video, Moby and the post-punk group sing amid a montage of political unrest. Footage of Trump, Bashar al-Assad, Boris Johnson and other political figures from around the world are mixed with clips of protestors marching and confronting police and SWAT teams. “Erupt and Matter” appears on Moby and the Void Pacific Choir’s album, These Systems Are Failing, which was released last October.
Speaking with Rolling Stone before the election, Moby expressed his concerns over a Trump presidency. “I think there is something seriously broken inside him where he’s an actual sociopath and on the spectrum pretty close to being a psychopath. He’s done nothing to indicate that he’s even capable of feeling empathy [for anyone] except for himself.”
Despite his criticism, Moby was asked to DJ a ball during Trump’s inauguration. The musician unsurprisingly rejected the offer (though said he’d reconsider if Trump released his tax returns), and will instead perform a benefit show tomorrow, January 20th, at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to the Downtown Women’s Center, the LGBT Youth Center, and the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights. On the 21st, Moby and artist Shepherd Fairey will DJ during the Women’s March in L.A.