Release Date: Mar 2, 2018
Record label: Mute US
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
Following a pair of angsty punk blasts with the Void Pacific Choir, Moby dipped back into what he does best: soulful electronic soundscapes. If the VPC albums were Moby's outward displays of anger and frustration surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt was his depressed and introverted response to the subsequent societal fallout.
It's just a hunch, but Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, a concept album set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where even God has turned his back on the world, may be somewhat allegorical. That and the fact that he's turned to W. B. Yeats' bleak poem "The Second Coming" for inspiration, indicates that Moby is not the happiest of bunnies.
It's been 23 years since the emotional trip-hoppery of Moby's 'Everything Is Wrong' garnered him global acclaim. Given that he's touted his new LP as a return to that old aesthetic, its title is surely no coincidence. Moby teased it with a Spotify playlist that included gems by Gil Scott-Heron and ….