Moby releases his most vegan album
Logging, Trump, and animal agriculture are going to hear it from Moby.
Today, Moby (with The Void Pacific Choir) releases his 13th studio album (compilations and remixes aside), and proves it takes a little punk rock to get the message across. These Systems are Failing includes a long list of politically-driven messages with Moby’s vegan views at the forefront, and the soft sounds of Porcelain a distant memory.
In a recent interview with LA Weekly, the album was described as being his “first real attempt at a wake-up call based on a worldview shaped by his veganism.” He goes on to chronicle his desire to make socially conscious music, but mentions only feeling comfortable with it this far in to his illustrious career. Don’t Leave Me is the frontrunner for most vegan track, with an accompanying video packed with uncover footage. Semi-cryptic lyrics are written from the point of view of an animal stuck in our system: “Fight for me … My life’s not for me.”
But we know this is far from his first foray in to speaking up, as the musician also wears the restauranteur (Little Pine) and philanthropy hats. On October 23rd, he’s set to host the inaugural circle v festival in LA. While that event and many of his efforts are in partnership with Mercy for Animals, we wish he’d be a bit more punk rock, and leave AR organizations out of veganism. He had us at Trump, but we definitely don’t share the same views on promoting veganism. We think vegan education will always be cool.