Last Night
by Moby

Album: Last Night (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This features the Jazz singer Sylvia Gordon from the band Kudu. Moby told The Sun newspaper May 8, 2008 about her contribution to this song: "Sylvia had been up for two days straight. She had written these lyrics on the subway and sang a rough demo and it was perfect. She came to re-record but the demo was faultless. You can almost hear the exhaustion in her voice as she had been awake all night. She was in that state between still being drunk and hung-over."
  • Moby told The Sun: "It's my favourite track on the album, which is strange as it's the only track on the record which isn't a dance record - it has no drums."
  • Moby told Uncut magazine February 2008: "I was maybe taking myself a little too seriously on the last record (2005's Hotel). So Last Night is inspired by wanting to make a record that was more fun. It reminds me of when I started DJ'ing here in New York in the late '80s. You'd go out to a club and hear hip hop, punk, disco, house and reggae."
  • Moby on his website: "'Last Night' is basically a love letter to dance music in New York City. what I love about the New York approach to dance music is the eclecticism and the open minded-ness on the part of the musicians, the DJ's, and the people in the bars and clubs. in making Last Night I essentially tried to take a long 8 hour night out in New York City and condense it into a 65 minute long album."

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