Following the release of “Desire” with ZHU earlier this summer, Bob Moses (Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) are back with a new single “The Blame” out via Domino today, August 12. “The Blame” and “Desire” are two of six continuously mixed tracks that make up Bob Moses’ upcoming new release, a concept record for the club titled Desire due out August 28.
Listen to “The Blame” now here:https://smarturl.it/BobMosesTheBlame
Desire is a love tale for the digital age: all about the positives and pitfalls of humanity’s driving wants, especially in these technology-driven times. “The Blame” is the realization of pain from actions taken in the heat of desire, finding Howie singing, “I could tell you that my heart beats all alone / tell you that I’ve got no soul / tell you that I lost control.”
The interactive video for the title track, directed by Owen Brown (creative agency CTRL5) with animation by Airplan Studio, is out now and has garnered over one million views since its release.
Watch the interactive video for Bob Moses & Zhu’s “Desire” here: http://smarturl.it/BMDesireEkoVideo
Hosted on interactive streaming company Eko’s platform, with interactive production help from Particle3, the “Desire” video uses anaglyph imagery to display two different sides of desire. With the press of a button, viewers can switch between worlds of ‘pleasure’ and ‘pain,’ manipulating a beating heart into a burning fire, lipstick into a bullet, joy into despair. It’s a deft and delicate dive into the ups and downs of desire.
Vallance and Howie started Bob Moses in 2012 and signed to Domino two years later. Their 2015 debut album Days Gone By featured the track “Tearing Me Up”, which was nominated for two GRAMMYs, with the RAC remix taking home the trophy for “Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical).” The duo, a perennial festival favorite, has repeatedly been minted by Resident Advisor as Best Live Act (2014, 2015). 2018’s Battle Lines spawned the hit single “Back Down”, which led to a performance on Ellen; the record was named one of Billboard’s “Best Electronic Albums of 2018.” Following Battle Lines, Bob Moses released Battle Lines [Remixed], featuring remixes from the likes of Hayden James, Jamie Jones and Cassian, as well as Unplugged, an acoustic EP of songs from Battle Lines and other repertoire favorites.
Now, with the world in quarantine, Bob Moses has been staying connected with fans through a weekly livestreamed DJ set on YouTube, dubbed the “Bobcast.” Desire is available to pre-order now on limited edition black and clear smoke 12″ vinyl from Domino here: http://smarturl.it/BMDesire12