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Moby presents 'God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters' (feat Víkingur Ólafsson)

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(C) 2021 Little Idiot / Cover design: Jordan Marks / Photo: Travis Schneider
05/21/2021

We announce the release of the fourth pre-release track of Moby’s upcoming album Reprise. God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters’ originally appeared on Moby’s third studio album, ‘Everything Is Wrong’ (1995). On Moby’s reimagined acoustic version, DG artist and multi-award-winning classical pianist Víkingur Ólafsson brings delicate light and shade to the rippling arpeggios that suggest endlessly flowing waters as the orchestral writing begins to build and swirl.

Reprise is set for release on 28 May 2021. It also includes arrangements of such hits as Go, Porcelain, Extreme Ways, Natural Blues and Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, featuring guests such as Kris Kristofferson, Gregory Porter, Mark Lanegan, Skylar Grey, Amythyst Kiah and Jim James.

World-famous electronica artist Moby enters a new creative dimension with Reprise, his first album for Deutsche Grammophon – a selection of musical highlights from his notable 30-year career in new arrangements for orchestral and acoustic instruments. Fans can sample Reprise in advance thanks to a series of singles, the latest of which is a richly sweeping version of the instrumental “God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters”. The single features performances by Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and the Budapest Art Orchestra.

“I wrote this late one night in 1994”, he recalls. “When I was done writing it I thought of God (whoever or whatever God might be) looking at Earth before life began. An empty Earth, and the aforementioned God omnisciently knowing all of the horrors and joys that would come with a world full of life. And I lay down on the floor and cried.”

Moby is a celebrated musician, singer/songwriter, producer, DJ, photographer and activist. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist has pushed boundaries with his acclaimed music, including his breakthrough global smash album, Play. Achieving worldwide sales of more than 20 million albums, Moby has additionally scored eight Top 10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. A staunch vegan and advocate for animal rights and humanitarian aid, he is also the author of four books, among them a collection of his photography.

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