Moby’s mind: Futurist, Activist, Inventor and Musician
Moby’s mind goes far beyond the complexity of making music.
Besides being a pioneer in electronic music, Moby has quite a few notches on his proverbial belt.
In an interview with The Guardian, the artist behind classics like Lift Me Up and Natural Blues delves into his world.
Known activist and 30-years a vegan, there’s a whole lot of layers to the man that is Moby.
Last year his music video for In This Cold Place got a lot of attention for its views on the world, slamming Trump and other world leaders- songs with a message.
His forthcoming album of the same gloomy visage, Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, the song titles include: A Dark Cloud Is Coming, The Last Goodbyes, The Waste of Suns.
“Hopefully the record is not as sad as the titles,” he says.
Inventing the iPhone
The heading may seem out there, but there is a story behind it, stemming from the launch of iTunes back in the day.
Apparently after the launch of iTunes he told one of the heads that they need a proprietary MP3 player, which they already tried but failed at. Two years later they brought him an iPod, to which he then remarked:
‘You do know at some point this is going to have a camera and a phone attached to it?’ And they laughed at me and said that could never happen.”
He has become known as a Futurist- someone who is dialled in to what the future holds. This makes sense if you think of his music and ventures. So what does he think of our future?
“I think that people will get so tired of corrupt human politicians that, at some point, they will create an algorithm that makes these decisions for us that is non-corruptible.”
Sounds good! Moby’s mind may be out there, but at least its somewhere.