Last year seemed like the best time for Moby to get Moby & The Void Pacific Choir off the ground. He had just linked with Miley Cyrus on the Flaming Lips’ “Blonde SuperFreak Steals The Magic Brain” video in 2014 during that brief period where it was like hot, steamy indie adultery to do so. Then Everything Is Wrong turned 20 in 2015, and a few months afterwards he announced the new project after some mysterious leadup. Then came a couple new tracks with visuals and poof, the Pacific Choir disappeared back into the void.
Today, the outfit has resurfaced with a new song called “Don’t Leave Me” along with visuals. The song is a chaotic blend of distorted guitars with Moby sounding like he’s coming through a loudspeaker in another room with rallying phrases. The visuals aren’t quite NSFW, but they come with a warning for “images some people might find disturbing” at the beginning. If you have a soft spot for animals, it shows many of them in captivity and at the very beginning stages of food processing. The images are not just for provocation’s sake, though; paired with the song they make a powerful statement.
Along with the video, Moby has announced the inaugural Circle V Festival which will take place at LA’s Fonda Theatre on 10/23. He will be headlining the festival and it will be his only live show of 2016. The video is to help build awareness for mercy for animals and the 100% vegan festival will donate all proceeds to animal rights causes. Presale tickets are available at 10AM local times on 08/25 here.
Here’s what Moby had to say about the festival: “Circle V is the coming together of my life’s work, animal rights and music. I couldn’t be more excited about this event and am so proud to be headlining.”
Watch the video for “Don’t Leave Me” below.