Moby’s new album Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt is released on March 2, 2018, via Mute and he’s letting the public listen to the first single “Like A Motherless Child” that features L.A.- based artist Raquel Rodriguez. The album is trip-hop and he even created a playlist with the first song, followed by songs that were inspirational to the album’s creation.
You can listen to that playlist below. Several shows are set for the album’s release. They will be held at the Echo LA and Rough Trade NYC and sold out nearly immediately after their announcement. Those who pre-order the album will get “Like A Motherless Child” as an instant download.
Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt follows the politically-charged These Systems are Failing that made no qualms about attacking the Trump campaign and presidency. Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt is less political than these systems are failing, but you will still hear Moby’s political themes that he’s known for.
Instead of focusing on politics, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt is more about the human connections we all share and becoming a better group of people because of them instead of focusing on what separates us. You can listen to the first single and songs that helped inspire the album below.
— Arts & Crafts (@artsandcrafts) December 18, 2017
The first LA show for #everythingwasbeautifulandnothinghurt sold out pretty quickly, so we've added a 2nd LA show Thursday March 15, also at @theechola .
Ticket link: https://t.co/Zc2hj2ePy3. And password: EWBANH . Reminder, I'm playing smaller venues because I'm mainly goin… pic.twitter.com/C6s4l35OLS
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) December 14, 2017
next year in march i'll be embarking on a very long two city tour to play my new album, everything was beautiful and nothing hurt, at the echo in l.a and rough trade in brooklyn. tickets are on sale at 10am local time today https://t.co/N1g9FsPHrx
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) December 15, 2017
There is no question that Moby’s fans are thrilled about the new single and album. The video for “Like a Motherless Child” has already garnered more than 315,000 views. Comments have suggested that Moby’s sound has returned to his classic sound with the new single.
Moby is known for covering a wide variety of genres from heavy metal and punk to electronic and classical. Fans also said they liked hearing Moby go back to spoken word tracks and felt the repetitive “sometimes I feel like a motherless child” was reminiscent of his earlier work, including Play.
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) December 18, 2017
What do you think about Moby’s new single “Like a Motherless Child?” Are you going to pre-order Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt?
Do you have plans to see Moby’s live shows in Los Angeles and New York City? Are you a fan or a new listener?