Moby is releasing the album of re-imagined versions from his back catalogue on May 28th.
This time, it’s Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah contributing to a new version of Natural Blues, originally one of the many singles which made Play so ubiquitous during the late nineties and beyond.
“I’ve had songs that are very despairing, and some that are celebratory, but more often than not I guess my music lives in a bittersweet in-between,” Moby says.
“Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah’s performances bring a new sense of yearning to the song that encompasses both light and dark tones. Their thoughtful interpretations bring out deep nuances to the track only they could uniquely offer.”
“When I first heard Moby’s Natural Blues I had an immediate connection with the song,” Porter adds. “It sounded very modern, but at the same time, it felt a thousand years old.”
“The different influences that flow through this music are brought to the fore again in this new version – amplifying the soul, spirit and voice of another time. It’s a pleasure to lend my voice to this classic tune, reimagined and renewed.”