Moby takes an unsettling journey around a depopulated Earth in the new video for “Mere Anarchy,” the latest single off his upcoming album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt.
In a statement, Moby described the video as “post apocalypse, people are gone, and my friend Julie and I are time traveling aliens visiting the empty Earth.”
The black-and-white video, directed by Rob Gordon Bralver, boasts visual elements of similar “stranger in a strange land” sci-fi films like The Man Who Fell to Earth, Under the Skin and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The video also explores the almost alien-like natural beauty of Earth, from the Northern Lights to extraterrestrial-looking landscapes.
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“Mere Anarchy” is the opening track on Moby’s upcoming Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, which arrives March 2nd on Mute. The album, which carries the first single “Like a Motherless Child,” is a return to the gospel and trip-hop sound of Moby’s early work.
In the lead-up to his new LP, Moby has constructed Spotify and YouTube playlists featuring artists and songs that inspired his new LP; tracks from Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt will also be uploaded onto the playlists as the release date approaches.