David Lynch, the mega-brain behind Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway, has just added “Shot In The Back Of The Head,” Moby’s latest video, to his directorial résumé, and it’s a perfect fit. Not only are the eerie animations — lonely urban scribbles, pistols, and disembodied heads — an exact intersection of both artists’ aesthetics, but look at what Moby had to say about the song’s inspiration:
“David was talking about… how creativity in and of itself, and without market pressures, is fine. It seems that too often creative output is judged by how well it accommodates the marketplace… and how much money it generates.
In making this record I wanted to focus on making something that I loved, without really being concerned about how it might be received by the marketplace. As a result it’s a quieter, more melodic, more mournful and more personal record than some of the records I’ve made in the past.”
There you have it. “Shot In The Back Of The Head” is a perfect marriage between two creative icons. The glitchy, instrumental single is the first from Moby’s June 30 release, Wait For Me, and it is, as promised, quiet and mournful. It’s beautiful. Watch the equally extraordinary video below.