Be the One (Moby song)

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

"Wait for Me"
"Be the One"
"The Day"

"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]


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]


"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


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


  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". Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "be the one ep". 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". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  9. ^ " – Moby – Be the One" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 26, 2018.

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