Exciting alternative duos are hard to come by these days. Outside of The Black Keys and Twenty One Pilots, there hasn’t been an act in the space to really break through in years with a new and intriguing approach. Moby Rich may have just thrown down the gauntlet though, with their sophomore single “Sabotage.” The music video, released today, further introduces the world to Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger, whose newest single follows up their successful fall debut and breakout single “Yoko Ono.”
Filled with self-aware angst, “Sabotage” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. It’s dark and brooding identity instantly stands out among a sea of today’s same-sounding alternative music, as its pulsating, bassline and catchy hook create an earworm of an anthem that’s as captivating musically as it is relatable.
The duo, who met over open-mic nights in Connor’s hometown Atlanta, instantly connected and found synergies in their sound and approach, ultimately deciding to move to LA to pursue a joint project. The two budding stars sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude.
“Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s upcoming project to be released this summer.