"Desire" is the first new track from Bob Moses since their 2018 LP Battle Lines. The new single arrives with an animated, interactive visual directed by CTRL5's Owen Brown, which is available to view on video.eko.com. The non-interactive video is below.
Desire is a concept record for the club. Jimmy Vallance of the duo says, "It was great being back in that environment and feeling the communal energy." Tom Howie adds, "We wanted to make something that was continuously mixed, something that would take the listener on a journey and replicate that feeling we try to create when we’re playing our sets in a club."
Vallance says of their new record, "Desire can become quite destructive if you're not self-aware. With this record, we’re trying to be self-aware by looking at our own desires and reckoning with them. Stories about desire are timeless: Icarus flying too close to the sun and ending up falling to his death…that idea inspired the falling man on the album cover. That symbolized to us how desire can lead to a downfall."
Howie continues, "We’ve appreciated the worlds created in concept records from bands like Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails. We thought it would be interesting to combine that kind of songwriting with the flow of modern electronic music."