This is a track from These Systems Are Failing, the first album from Moby's musical project Moby & The Void Pacific Choir. The New York musician christened the seven vocalists he bought in for the record after the DH Lawrence quote: "People in LA are content to do nothing and stare at the void pacific."
These Systems Are Failing is the most overtly political record Moby has ever made. He writes in his manifesto for the album:
"We built great cities. Great industries. Great systems. These systems were supposed to protect us, to free us, but instead they've poisoned our air, killed the animals, butchered the land - and destroyed ourselves. We think we've conquered the problems of food production and wealth distribution, yet we're more miserable than ever."
Animated by London-based freelance animator and illustrator Steve Cutts, the black-and-white clip sees zombified citizens ignoring sexual assault and a suicide because they're too absorbed by their cell phones.
"For me the video is about our increasing dependence on technology and about human interaction today, or a certain lack of it," said Cutts. "It focuses on the way tech is changing us - how we have become desensitized."