Moby updated fans on his official web site’s blog on Tuesday (January 19), discussing plans on a follow-up to last year’s ‘Wait for Me’ release. The 44-year-old writes:
As the touring starts to wind down (‘wind’ like a watch, not like air blowing) I’ve decided to start work on the next record. And after a lot of thought I’ve decided to do a predominantly orchestral and acoustic record (because I clearly haven’t done enough to kill my career already…).
There might be a few electronic elements on the record, but my hope is to have 99% (or more) of the record being made orchestrally and acoustically. It’s a very different approach to making a record for me, clearly, as most of my records have been made in my bedroom studio by me and a couple of friends with some weird equipment I’ve picked up over the years.
For this record, though, I’ll hopefully be working in older, more traditional acoustic and orchestral studios in New York and Los Angeles, with acoustic guitars and orchestral strings and piano and guest vocalists. At present I’m in california in a rental house figuring out which songs to work on. And right now it looks as if the album will be a combination of some new songs, some older obscure songs, and a few older well known songs.
Check out the entire message here.