For the latest release on Moby’s new label, Always Centered at Night, the label pays homage to trip-hop’s most formative era with the steamy new single from Moby and Akemi Fox entitled “Fall Back.”
One of Manchester’s soothing alternative R&B artists, Akemi Fox channels the golden voices of Tricky protégé Martina Topley Bird and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards on a song that grabs the soul.
The accompanying video directed by Moby and Mike Formanski, and featuring Akemi Fox, explores a dreamlike quality that a metropolis radiates in the middle of the night. It’s an endless reverie winding its way through a concrete labyrinth.
‘One of my great joys is not just hearing new, amazing singers, but also being able to work with new, amazing singers like Akemi’, says Moby.
‘It was really exciting working with an icon like Moby. It was fun to explore a different sound to what I’m used to, and I think it’s something people won’t expect from me!’, Fox adds.
Akemi Fox has had a winning streak of releases over recent years, with her debut EP Colour You In in 2020 firmly cementing her place in the UK scene. Since then, the singer-songwriter has delivered a string of well-received singles, with her sophomore EP in the pipeline.
She also featured on ‘Balance’, the sophomore album from Manchester hip-hop/soul duo Children Of Zeus, supporting them across their shows in October 2021 and March this year. She recently celebrated two debut headline shows in October and she’s supporting Kojey Radical at Manchester Albert Hall in November.
Moby launched his new label earlier this year with the aim to do something uncompromising – to make music that is emotional, atmospheric, and potentially beautiful. With this ethos, the label brought us its debut release “Medusa,” a collaboration between Moby and Grammy-nominated artist and Doja Cat collaborator Aynzli Jones, and the hauntingly beautiful follow-up single, ‘On Air’ with serpentwithfeet.
Always Centered at Night will not be going for a billion streams on Spotify, and there is a constant subtext within the DNA of the label: Moby’s great disdain for what he calls: “our current, fear-driven, algorithmic-based culture.” The label will be a new kind of record label that ignores that idea, completely.
Moby is a multi-platinum-selling, multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, author, and animal rights activist.