Lie Down in Darkness (Moby song)

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"Lie Down in Darkness"
Single by Moby featuring Joy Malcolm
from the album Destroyed
Released August 1, 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Electronica
Length 4:25
Label Little Idiot
Writer(s) Moby, Joy Malcolm, Justin Kielty
Producer(s) Moby
Moby featuring Joy Malcolm singles chronology
"The Day"
"Lie Down in Darkness"

"Lie Down in Darkness" is the second official single from electronica singer Moby's album Destroyed.. The song has been released as a promo CD and a remix bundle on August 15, 2011.

The song has been chosen as a single through voting on Moby's official site,[1] even though it came in third with 8%, a lot less than the first two songs, "After" with 41% and "Blue Moon" with 33%.[2]

Also, the song features vocals from Joy Malcolm, who has since joined him on his 2011 Destroyed Tour, in support for the album.[3]

So far the song has proved to be the most successful single from the album, charting on various dance and electronic tops in UK and in Belgium on the Ultratip chart.


On August 15, the song's video was released exclusively via Wired. It was filmed by UK filmmakers Institute for Eyes, who also directed the documentary Isolation, among others. The video follows an astronaut looking back on his life of space travel, journeying through an architecturally heightened London.[4]

Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull, aka Institute For Eyes, said about the idea for the video: “The song has a graceful, very cinematic quality, so the idea of weightlessness quickly began to form. An intense otherworldly journey seemed to mirror the atmosphere of the song. Somesuch and Co helped us to put together a great team to make the video happen; we hope you enjoy it.”[5]

Moby said about the video "It was great working with video directors Institute for Eyes, and I’m really happy with the final result. Their video really enhances the cinematic qualities in the song."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Radio Edit) - 3:31
  2. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Arno Cost Remix) - 7:18
  3. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Bassjackers Remix) - 6:01
  4. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Ben Hoo's Dorian Vibe Remix) - 3:52
  5. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Chris Liebing Remix) - 9:32
  6. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Clouds Remix) - 6:02
  7. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Document One Remix) - 5:37
  8. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Gregor Tresher Remix) - 5:45
  9. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Kasper Bjorke Remix) - 5:03
  10. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Michael Mayer Remix) - 7:37
  11. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Paul Van Dyk Remix) - 9:09
  12. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Photek Remix) - 5:35
  13. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Rob da Bank Remix) - 5:16
  14. "Lie Down in Darkness" (Sei A Remix) - 6:09

In popular culture[edit]

A sample of Lie Down in Darkness is used in the Hugo Boss advert for Boss Jour pour femme, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Worldwide July 18, 2011[6] Digital download
United Kingdom August 1, 2011[7] Digital download
US/Canada August 12, 2011[8] Digital download


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