Lie Down in Darkness (Moby song)

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

"Lie Down in Darkness" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, from his 2011 album Destroyed. It was released as a single on August 1, 2011.


The song features vocals from Joy Malcolm, who has since joined him on his 2011 Destroyed Tour in support for the album.[1]

Music video[edit]

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.[2]

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.”[3]

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."[3]


The song was chosen as a single through voting on Moby's official site,[4] even though it came in third with 8%, a lot less than the first two songs, "After" with 41% and "Blue Moon" with 33%.[5]

The song was the most successful single from the album, charting on various dance and electronic tops in UK and in Belgium on the Ultratip chart.[citation needed]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lie Down in Darkness (Arno Cost Remix)" – 7:18
  2. "Lie Down in Darkness (Bassjackers Remix)" – 6:01
  3. "Lie Down in Darkness (Chris Liebing Remix)" – 9:32
  4. "Lie Down in Darkness (Gregor Tresher Remix)" – 5:45
  5. "Lie Down in Darkness (Michael Mayer Remix)" – 7:37
  6. "Lie Down in Darkness (Paul Van Dyk Remix)" – 9:09

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


  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Moby - Lie Down In Darkness". Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 24, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ben Hoo, Clouds, Document One, Kasper Bjorke, Photek, Sei A, Arno Cost, Bassjackers, Chris Liebing, Gregor Tresher, Michael Mayer, Paul van Dyk, Moby New Releases: Lie Down In Darkness on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Lie Down in Darkness by Moby on iTunes". 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

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