Today I was thinking about music by American electronica singer, songwriter, musician, producer, philanthropist and animal rights activist Moby, whose songs I’ve posted before.
Cruising around his YouTube page, I found a version of “Almost Home” recorded as a lyric video featuring cats and dogs in the Best Friends Animal Society, a Los Angeles, California animal shelter.
“Almost Home” is the third single (following “A Case for Shame” and “The Perfect Life”) from Innocents (2013), Moby’s 11th studio album. The lyrics are relatively simple, and while there’s a suggestion of loss, change, or perhaps death, the song’s overall tone is hopeful.
“Almost Home” has an inviting, sauntering beat and features American singer-songwriter Damien Jurado on lead vocal. But don’t get fooled by the false ending (like a few other songs I’ve featured) at 3:27… the song starts again and includes introductions to the video’s animal actors. Perry Como the cat was sleeping right beside me while I wrote this, so he clearly isn’t threatened by me looking at other cats (or even dogs).
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the video for the song from Moby’s official YouTube channel: