Be the One (Moby song)

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"Be the One"
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Single by Moby
from the album Destroyed
Released February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
Format Digital download
Genre Electronica
Length 3:29
Label
Songwriter(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Wait for Me"
(2010)
"Be the One"
(2011)
"The Day"
(2011)

"Wait for Me"
(2010)
"Be the One"
(2011)
"The Day"
(2011)

"Be the One" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as a single and EP on February 15, 2011 in conjunction with the announcement of his tenth studio album Destroyed.[1]

Release[edit]

The Be the One EP was made available for free as a digital download on Moby's website and contains three tracks from Destroyed.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

"Be the One" was rated "Track of the Day" by Q on March 7, 2011.[3]

Music videos[edit]

All three songs on the EP have a music video self-shot by Moby.

"Be the One" was shot by Moby while flying from New York to Los Angeles and edited by Jo Haggis.[4] The video features an extreme close-up of Moby singing directly into the camera while he is walking around in different locales, and reportedly represents the drudgery of touring.[5]

"Sevastopol" was shot by Moby while flying to Brazil to DJ with Carl Cox.[6] The video documents the trip with a first-person perspective, including shots of Moby riding in a taxi, flying in a plane, and performing at a show.

"Victoria Lucas" was shot by Moby at night in Los Angeles.[7] The video features black and white shots of the city that move to the music with a kaleidescope-effect.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital EP (IDIOT011)[8]
  1. "Be the One" – 3:29
  2. "Sevastopol" – 4:21
  3. "Victoria Lucas" – 5:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[9] 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moby (February 15, 2011). "ok, ta-da, official next album announcement update. my next album is called 'destroyed' and it comes out in the middle of may sometime". Moby.com. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "be the one ep". Moby.com. February 15, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Butcher, Simon (March 7, 2011). "Moby – Be The One". Q. Archived from the original on March 11, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Moby (February 10, 2011). "Moby 'Be The One'". YouTube. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Greene, Andy (February 17, 2011). "Moby's New Video 'Be The One' Showcases Drudgery Of Touring". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Moby (February 16, 2011). "Moby 'Sevastopol'". YouTube. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  7. ^ Moby (February 16, 2011). "Victoria Lucas". Vimeo. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Be the One EP". Moby.com. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – Be the One" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 26, 2018.

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