When Moby played songs from his upcoming new album to friends they thought it sounded angry. So he went away and made it even angrier.
'Erupt + Matter' - the premiere of which you can hear right now on The Independent ahead of the album's release on 14 October - is one of those songs.
These Systems Are Failing is the 'debut' from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir.
The band name comes from the DH Lawrence quote: "People in LA are content to do nothing and stare at the void pacific."
In this new work, you can hear the bristling anger that is, in a way, a tantrum, by someone sick at the choices that are destroying the world; at the misery people bring upon themselves and others.
"We built great cities. Great industries. Great systems," Moby writes in the manifesto for These Systems Are Failing.
"These systems were supposed to protect us, to free us, but instead they've poisoned our air, killed the animals, butchered the land - and destroyed ourselves. We think we’ve conquered the problems of food production and wealth distribution, yet we’re more miserable than ever."
These Systems Are Failing - the debut album from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir - is out on 14 October, pre-order hereReuse content