David Lynch’s New Moby Video

moby-video-shot-in-the-back-of-the-headDon’t call it a comeback. Actually, yes, let’s call it a comeback: Today, Moby released a new, David Lynch-directed video for “Shot in the Back of the Head,” a purely-instrumental song groovily heavy on mood and atmosphere, and the first single off his forthcoming June 30 album, “Wait for Me.” (Watch it here.) His official site will offer it as a free download beginning tomorrow. To be fair, the man has been steadily making music since his 1999 breakout album “Play” and solid 2002 follow-up “18,” though not all of it has been good.

The exquisitely animated black-and-white video boasts an impressive pedigree: It’s directed by Lynch, the mastermind of course behind Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive (Apparently, he and Moby are friends). The moody, dream-like tone of the track (reminiscent of French electro duo Air) matches perfectly with Lynch’s bizarro, Persepolis-style visuals, which center on a man in love with a floating head. Yes, you read that right: a floating head.

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