For the latest release on Moby’s new label, Always Centered at Night, the label pays homage to possibly trip-hop’s most formative era with the new single from Moby and Akemi Fox entitled ‘Fall Back’. One of Manchester’s alternative R&B artists, Akemi channels the golden voices of Tricky protégé Martina Topley Bird and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards on a song that aims to grab the soul.
The accompanying video directed by Moby and Mike Formanski, and featuring Akemi Fox, ‘explores a dreamlike quality that a metropolis radiates in the middle of the night. It’s an endless reverie winding its way through a concrete labyrinth.’
Moby: “One of my great joys is not just hearing new, amazing singers, but also being able to work with new, amazing singers like Akemi.”
Akemi: “It was really exciting working with an icon like Moby. It was fun to explore a different sound to what I’m used to, and I think it’s something people won’t expect from me!”
Akemi Fox’s debut EP ‘Colour You In’ from 2020 raised awareness of her in the UK scene. Since then, the singer-songwriter has delivered a string of singles, with her sophomore EP in the pipeline. She also featured on ‘Balance’, the sophomore album from Manchester hip-hop/soul duo Children Of Zeus, supporting them across their shows in October 2021 and March this year. She recently celebrated two debut headline shows in October and she’s supporting Kojey Radical at Manchester Albert Hall in November.
Moby launched his new label earlier this year with the aim ‘to do something uncompromising - to make music that is emotional, atmospheric, and potentially beautiful.’ With this ethos, the label released its debut release ‘Medusa’, a collaboration between Moby and Grammy-nominated artist and Doja Cat collaborator Aynzli Jones, and the follow-up single, ‘On Air’ with serpentwithfeet.