Moby to release new collaborative LP ‘Always Centered At Night’

Moby in Moscow^ Russia on June 8^ 2011
Moby in Moscow^ Russia on June 8^ 2011

Moby revealed that he will drop a new collaborative album, Always Centered At Night, and also shared the first single, “Dark Days,” featuring soul-jazz singer-songwriter Lady Blackbird. Each track on Always Centered At Night will see Moby teaming with a different collaborator including Gaidaa (“Transit”), José James (“Ache For”), Akemi Fox (“Fall Back”), serpentwithfeet (“On Air”), Aynzli Jones (“Medusa”) and more. (per BrooklynVegan.)

The record also contains a posthumous appearance by late British poet and activist Benjamin Zephaniah on “Where Is Your Pride?”  Moby shares: “For the last 30 years, I’ve worked with amazing singers–everyone from David Bowie to Freddie Mercury, Gregory Porter to Jill Scott. ‘Always Centered At Night’ continues my love of collaborating, but has a focus of working with amazing singers who might not be as well known as David Bowie and Gregory Porter.”

Regarding “Dark Days” featuring Lady Blackbird, Moby said: “I first heard Lady Blackbird sing a few years ago, and I fell in love with her voice. I moved heaven and earth to try and work with her.” Lady Blackbird added: “It was such a wonderful feeling to get to work with Moby again, this time as a writer on the new song ‘Dark Days.’ Moby’s originality is so freeing. We felt the moonlit darkness of the track evoked a feeling of the beginning and ending of future days on Earth.”

Moby is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark 1999 album, Play, the biggest-selling electronic album of all time. The musician will embark on a five-date European tour this fall in honor of the LP. Moby said of that run of shows: “It’s been over 10 years since I’ve toured, but someone reminded me that 2024 is the 25th anniversary of the release of ‘Play’, so it seemed like it might not be the worst idea to do a short European tour to commemorate and celebrate. The show will feature well known songs from ‘Play,’ but also a bunch of audience favorites, like ‘Extreme Ways,’ ‘We Are All Made Of Stars,’ ‘When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die,’ and even some old rave bangers like ‘Feeling So Real’ and ‘Go.’ What makes the tour most exciting for me is that I won’t be paid anything. 100% of my tour profits will go to European animal rights organizations.”

Listen to “Dark Days” – here.
Always Centered At Night is due out on June 14; to preorder, head here.

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