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Published: 2013/08/29

Moby Discusses Collaboration with Wayne Coyne

Moby’s next album, Innocents, is set for release on September 30. He has targeted September 10, however, for the release of the first single from the record. “The Perfect Life” is a collaboration with Wayne Coyne. Here is what Moby has to say about working with the Flaming Lips’ frontman: “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.”

A “Rooftop Acoustic Teaser” video of the song was just posted to

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