‘the idea for ‘the perfect life’ video is pretty simple…wayne and i in mariachi costumes walking around l.a picking up a very random and disparate bunch of disenfranchised oddballs and leading them via trolley to a giant party on a roof overlooking l.a while the sun sets.’
Moby’s ‘The Perfect Life’ is taken from new album ‘Innocents’, which comes out on 30 Sep and is available to pre-order now. It features vocals from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
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Moby on ‘The Perfect Life’:
“Wayne Coyne and I ended up doing a duet on ‘The Perfect Life’: we sing the choruses together, and then go back and forth on the verses.
Wayne and I first met in 1995, when The Flaming Lips and I were both opening up for a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European tour. We became friends, shared a dressing room and the same bad craft services, and watched the Chili Peppers from the side of the stage.
I thought of Wayne for this song because The Flaming Lips have evolved in this very open, celebratory band when they play live, and that was the perfect vibe for what I was imagining for ‘The Perfect Life.’
I texted Wayne and said, ‘Hey, I have a song — want to sing on it?’ Thirty seconds later, he texted me back: ‘Yes, send it to me, it will be great.’”