Bob Moses is back with new music—and a brand new project on the way.
The duo made up of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance returned Thursday with a new song called "Desire," the title track for a new concept project featuring six "continuously mixed tracks." The full collection is out Aug. 28 on Domino Records. It's described as 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 title track, which features ZHU, is accompanied by an interactive video directed by Owen Brown with animation by Airplan Studio. It uses anaglyph imagery to display "two different sides of desire," giving viewers an option to switch between the worlds of "pleasure" and "pain," resulting in different visuals for each.
According to the duo, following the release of their 2018 album Battle Lines and corresponding tour with a full band, their subsequent European club tour as the original two-piece inspired their new material.
“It was great being back in that environment and feeling the communal energy,” says Vallance, who notes they began recording while on tour. Adds Howie: “We wanted to make something that was continuously mixed, something that would take the listener on a journey and replicate that feeling we try to create when we’re playing our sets in a club."
Vallance continues: "Desire can become quite destructive if you're not self-aware. With this record, we’re trying to be self-aware by looking at our own desires and reckoning with them." Howie also reveals they drew inspiration from concept records from the likes of Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails.
Watch the video for "Desire" below.